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Caren Posted - Oct 22 2015 : 1:03:37 PM
The ranch that I bought my bull from has Landy bloodlines and you might find out more if you visit
Also, it is imperative that all cows be tested for these diseases discussed. I agree that I would be tickled to death if someone asked me detailed questions about my cow husbandry. Once you have a clean cow though you can't let your guard down. Every visitor has to wear plastic booties and gloves and the dairy inspector has to park his vehicle a distance from our barn. We continue to test every year because it is not uncommon for a closed herd to show up with these diseases.
Even The University of Texas mascot Bevo passed away due to Bovine Leukosis; seems this disease must be very prevalent.
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maryjane Posted - Oct 22 2015 : 7:30:56 PM
I just finished all my testing for Brucellosis, BLV, BVD, Q fever, Johne's, TB, and trich. We're all clear here and Sally was tested for all of the above before she left. Even little Elsa was tested for TB.
maryjane Posted - Oct 22 2015 : 7:27:11 PM
I've heard of Holt Creek Montana but didn't track him back to his origins. What a huge accomplishment, 25 years. What a wealth of knowledge they possess.

I've been concerned with biosecurity for quite some time. My last challenge (that I was working on again two days ago) is how to get regular hoof trims without using other people's equipment like a tilt table. WSU is all about cleanliness but still I wish I were self-sufficient when it comes to hoof trims. How on Earth does someone trim the hooves of a bull without lots of fancy equipment?