Two bulls in Iowa test
positive for venereal disease
State agriculture officials have issued a quarantine order for a facility where two bulls tested positive for a venereal disease in cattle.
The disease, bovine trichomoniasis, is a reportable disease in Iowa. Officials say there are no clinical signs of the disease in the bulls, but it can be spread to cows and it causes infertility.
The department says Friday (June 1) that the quarantine will remain in place until further testing confirms the disease is no longer present in the herd. The facility was not identified.
Officials say this is the first known case of the disease in Iowa. There have been over 200 cases in Missouri.