DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he will adopt the suggestion of Professor Adami, of M'Gill College, Montreal, and cause careful bacteriological observations to be made on such cases of suspicious lung disease as may be detected in cattle landed from Canada, so as to clear up the difficult points of diagnosis which are admitted to exist between the earlier stages of contagious and non-contagious pleuro-pneumonia?
§ MR. H. GARDNER
So far as I can gather from the inquiries I have made, bacteriological observations have not hitherto been productive of any valuable results in the case of pleuro-pneumonia, no specific germ having been identified as being invariably associated with that disease. I shall be glad, however, to confer with my hon. Friend on the sub- 1534 ject, and to give the fullest consideration to any suggestions he may be in a position to make.