§ MR. R. MCKENNA (Monmouth, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether an officially declared case of rabies occurred in Devonshire whilst the Muzzling Order was 222 recently in force in that county, and within less than one month of the time of the withdrawal of the Order?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. W. H. LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
A case of rabies occurred in Devonshire some six weeks prior to the revocation of the Muzzling Order in that county, but the dog was one which was believed to have been exposed to infection some six months before it was killed, and which had in consequence been strictly isolated and kept under close supervision. The action taken by the Board and the local authority at the time of the original outbreak rendered an extension of the Order unnecessary.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
By the local authority, with the assistance of the owners. It was actually carried out by the police.