HC Deb 11 June 1928 vol 218 c617
25. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any anti-toxin against foot-and-mouth disease has been discovered; whether his Department or any unofficial body has experimented with it in the inoculation of cattle; and, if so, what were the results of the experiments?


For some years it has been known that the serum of animals which have recovered from foot-and-mouth disease, when injected into susceptible animals, will protect them for a few days against the disease. The Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Committee and scientists on the Continent are actively trying to discover a practical method of giving animals a lasting immunity from the disease, but the task presents very great difficulties.