§ 43. Lord SCONE
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps are being taken to eradicate epizootic abortion in cattle?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Contagious abortion in cattle has not been made a notifiable disease as it does not lend itself to legislative control. Veterinary research has. however, made available a reliable test by which affected animals can be detected and also an immunising agent suitable for use in heavily infected herds. As I have already announced, the Government is undertaking an investigation into the means of securing a reduction of disease amongst dairy herds, and contagious abortion is one of the diseases included in this inquiry?