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I'm not sure if it is the correct spelling, but we lost a calf today possibly from this , not sure, but an autopsy is being done. I'm just looking for additional information and where it comes from because everything on the place has been vaccinated.

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that would be the first time ever for me hearing about cattle contracting syphilis (if that's what you mean).

it is caused by a bacteria called Treponema Pallidum, a spiral-shaped bacteria (if i remember correctly), and with humans it takes years and years to kill you. basically it attacks the nervous system, causing a slow and painfull decay of the neurological functions.

it's a sexually transmitted disease, spread by blood contact when microscopical wounds are being created during sex.

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