Saturday, June 25, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound: Great Pyrenees on CR 124, June 5, young male, not neutered, red banded collar, no tag, black spot on tip of tongue, cannot keep. 830-216-2380.
Found: Husky on Hwy. 181 in Floresville near Whataburger. Call 210-997-6010.

VideoLost: Lab/Pit, missing evening of Mon., June 6, between 5-8 p.m., from Shannon Ridge Subdivision, Floresville, his name is Buster. Call 210-331-8966 if found.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Caregivers needed. Call 830-625-0444.
Although we make every effort to spot suspicious ads before they run, one may occasionally get into print. If that happens, we ask the consumer to call us ASAP so that we can take corrective action.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Changes to Texas cattle trichomoniasis regulations




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
September 15, 2011 | 2,821 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN -- The Texas Animal Health Commission recently adopted changes to its cattle trichomoniasis “trich” rules, according to a press release from the Texas Animal Health Commission and the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas.

Trich is a venereal disease of cattle caused by protozoa that can cause abortions and infertility, subsequently causing economic losses for the producer. The cattle program is managed primarily through required testing of breeding bulls for the disease prior to change of ownership or entry into a herd. Interested producers, veterinarians, and stakeholders provided suggestions to the Texas Animal Health Commission throughout the previous year to help improve the trich program. A Texas Animal Health Commission trich working group met in May to review the submitted suggestions and provided recommendations for the animal health commission to consider. The working group suggestions that were accepted and recently passed by the Texas Animal Health Commission and went into effect on August 14.

Questions about the new regulations may be directed to Region 5 Texas Animal Health Commission Regional Director Dr. David Finch or Supervising Inspector Howard Helmers in Beeville, by calling 361-358-3234.

Revised Trichomoniasis Rules in Texas

The following is an overview of rule changes for the Texas cattle trichomoniasis program as of Aug. 14:

•Texas will no longer accept “virgin” bulls for entry from other states. All breeding bulls 12 months of age and older must have a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Trich test prior to entry.

•Texas will no longer accept a negative culture test(s) for entry of breeding bulls into the state. Only PCR tests will be accepted.

•Untested out-of-state bulls are now allowed entry into Texas if consigned directly to trich certified feedyard facilities, and accompanied by a permit issued by an accredited veterinarian from the state of origin.

•A “Control Herd Plan” option has been created that allows large cattle operations up to three years to eradicate trich from their herd. The enrolled herds are allowed to test once per year (preferably prior to breeding season) instead of two or more times as normally required, but in exchange they must consult with a veterinarian and enter into a plan designed to remove the disease from the herd. In the interim, all bulls leaving the herd must be sold for slaughter or feeding for slaughter only until their quarantine is released.

•The Texas Animal Health Commission will now allow an approved laboratory to “pool” individually submitted samples (up to five samples) for PCR testing, to count as one of the two tests normally required to release a herd from quarantine. Pooled samples will still not be allowed for change of ownership testing, however. This change was designed as a cost-saving measure for producers, and must be approved in advance by the Texas Animal Health Commission regional management in consultation with the owner or veterinarian.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. County committee nomination period begins (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hartmann takes the steer by the horns to win state championship (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia FFA wraps up school year with honors, scholarships (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Root rot knocks out roses (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A student’s ag-related journey (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Family Land Heritage news (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Five dirty truths on agriculture (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Horseherb galloping through yards (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kristin Storey: South Texas queen to compete for national title (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Miller announces assistance for farmers devastated by floods (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. No “rain, rain, go away” as precipitation persists (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Schwartz takes lead as Texas state veterinarian (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Rural Leadership Program (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s almost rodeo time in Stockdale (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save seed pods for next fall (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Big Time Texas Hunts entries now on sale (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Burbridge leads the way in Buck Taylor roping event (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Farm Bureau solicits AgLead, FarmLead participants (June 1, 2016)
June 2016 Gardening Calendar (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save squash from vine borers (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. State Farm Bureau testifies on agricultural use valuation (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 1, 2016)
Coupons ag-right
Allstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.