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.
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.