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Bovine Trichomoniasis

index_clip_image002Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease among cattle that can cause abortions, low pregnancy rates and delayed or prolonged calving seasons.  The disease is present in the U.S., and can have severe economic costs for Washington’s beef producers.  Tight economic conditions may allow the disease to spread undetected (e.g. less pregnancy checking, longer breeding seasons, purchase of bargain cows), but trichomoniasis can be prevented and controlled through management.


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Trichomoniasis Testing Course for Bovine Practitioners

Please take the online course developed by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Animal Health Program and Genex Cooperative Inc. in association with The National Association of Animal Breeders and Certified Semen Services. WSDA will monitor and track registrants in order to provide them with a certificate upon completion. A score of 100% is required to become certified and should you not pass, WSDA will provide consultation for free from one of their field veterinarians in order to become certified. See a couple of important rules of the testing program:

  1. Veterinarians need to be accredited by Washington state before they can be certified to perform Trichomoniasis testing on bulls in Washington.
  2. Only veterinarians registered with WSDA can take official samples and submit them.
  3. Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab is an official lab for culture of Trich samples.
  4. Program Coordinator: Kerrie Pfalzgraf (360) 902-1878


Follow the instructions below to access the course. NOTE: your entire email address is your Username.

  • First time taking a course with us? Register here.
  • Have you taken a course with us before? Click here.

IMPORTANT NOTES: You must register in order to access this course. After you register, you will receive an email with the link to access the course. This should happen soon after you submit your registration information. You will have only one shot at the quiz, with three attempts at each question – 100% to pass. Please complete the entire presentation in one seamless session (i.e. do not cancel out of web browser and return) because if you do, your information will not be tracked. Again, you will have three attempts at each quiz question. Contact the Program Coordinator with questions.


What’s Next??

  • If you’ve passed the quiz, you will receive a certificate issued by WSDA within ten (10) business days. If you’ve not received a certificate, please contact the Program Coordinator.
  • If you’ve not passed after the third attempt, please contact the Program Coordinator below and she will work with you directly to help you understand the questions you missed. A certificate will be issued upon clarification of information.
  • Program Coordinator: Kerrie Pfalzgraf (360) 902-1878

Technical Specifications

  • Internet Connection: high speed works best, but dial-up will work also, just slower
  • Monitor: normal computer monitors should work fine
  • Audio: speakers to hear the presentation
  • Mouse: standard mouse