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Animal experts to talk Trich at March 19 meeting


There has been much in the popular farm press about Trichomoniasis, more commonly known as Trich. But as busy as people are, maybe you haven't heard it is becoming a growing problem in Kansas and can increase the number of open cows in a herd if you have it. You might not discover you have a problem until there are more open cows at pregnancy checking. Gregg Hanslicek, Kansas State University Vet Diagnostic Lab, and LewAnn Schneider, Kansas Animal Health Department, will talk about what Trich is, how to control it, how to protect your herd and new proposed Trich regulations.

Additional information will be shared by K-State Extension Watershed specialist Stacie Minson on blue-green algae in ponds and the benefits of cleaning winter feeding sites, and Sandy Johnson, Extension beef specialist, will talk about using Rumensin for mature beef cows to decrease forage intake.

The meeting will be March 19 at the K-State Ag Research Center auditorium, Hays, with registration beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the program starting at 5 p.m.

A meal of bull fries or steak fingers at no charge will be provided by K-State Vet Diagnostic Lab and Elanco Animal Health.

RSVP is required to guarantee a meal by calling the Ellis County Extension office at (785) 628-9430 by no later than Thursday.