REPORT PROVIDES UPDATE ON TRICHOMONIASIS, FERAL HOG CONTROL
Kansas animal health officials reported during a recent Kansas Animal Health Board meeting that 11 positive cases of trichomoniasis have been detected in Kansas thus far in 2014. Twenty-two cases were reported for the 2013 calendar year and 17 cases were confirmed in 2012. Herds with a positive diagnosis during the first eight months of 2014 are located in Crawford, Decatur, Gove, Jackson, Kiowa, Lane, Nemaha, Osborne, Rawlins, Rooks, Scott, Sheridan and Thomas counties.
The Animal Health Division of the Kansas Department of Agriculture also reported significant progress has been made in recent years to reduce feral swine populations in Kansas. In cooperation with USDA’s Wildlife Services, 152 feral hogs have been removed in Bourbon and Chautauqua counties this year, with 351 taken on the Cowley County and Kay County, OK, border.
KLA Vice President of Communications Todd Domer says ranchers, feeders and dairymen have an opportunity to become BQA-certified or re-certified at meetings across Kansas starting next month.