HC Deb 12 May 1919 vol 115 c1321
26. Captain R. TERRELL

asked what steps he has taken to deal with the outbreak of rabies in animals other than dogs; and what are his latest statistics on the subject?


Outbreaks of rabies in animals other than dogs are provided for in the Rabies Order of 1919, a copy of which I am sending my hon. Friend. This Order provides for the isolation on the owner's premises of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine which have been exposed to infection, whereas in the case of dogs or cats isolation, where practicable takes place on approved veterinary premises. Moreover, diseased or suspected animals other than dogs or cats are not slaughtered. Up to the 10th instant, 182 outbreaks were recorded at the Board, which included two in pigs, two in bovines, one horse, and one sheep.


Would it be possible to make a muzzling Order general, so that people might bring their dogs from one county to another?


The hon. Member must give notice of that question.