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Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:44 AM CST

HEADLINE: Ask The Vet

SUBHEAD: Bull-Buying Basics

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CAPTION: Protect your herd from disease by running through this checklist. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

QUESTION: When purchasing a new bull, what should I do to protect my herd from any possible diseases the bull might bring in?

ANSWER: Years ago the first two things on that list would have probably been brucellosis and tuberculosis, but today many states are free of those diseases. The bigger threats now are from diseases that many producers haven't even heard of.

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