HC Deb 09 March 1868 vol 190 c1226

In reply to Colonel NORTH,


stated, that intelligence of the supposed outbreak of cattle plague in Norfolk was sent to the Privy Council Office by two magistrates of the district, and within an hour after the receipt of the information Professor Simonds was on his way to the spot. It appeared that ten animals had died of the disease, and three had recovered. Professor Simonds, in his Report, however, stated that it was not cattle plague, and that it was not contagious. It was apoplexy of the spleen, which was very fatal, but proceeded from causes unknown.