HC Deb 07 September 1886 vol 308 cc1467-8
MR. TAPLING (Leicestershire, Harborough)

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Whether his attention has been called to the recent outbreak of splenetic apoplexy among cattle at Arnesby in Leicestershire; whether, of the men who were attending on the diseased cattle, one has since died of blood poisoning consequent upon contact with one of the animals, and several others have been taken seriously ill with similar symptoms; and, whether the Government will consider the ad- visability of taking steps to have this particular form of disease included within the limits of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act?


The attention of the Agricultural Department has been called to the recent outbreak of anthrax among cattle at Arnesby, and to the unfortunate results affecting certain persons who were employed about the diseased cattle. An Order of Council making provision for dealing with the disease is now under consideration.