HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 c2684W
Captain FABER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether scaracoptic mange has broken out amongst the horses in Marlborough barracks, Dublin; and, if so, whether, seeing the infectious nature of this disease, he will countermand the removal of the regiment to the Curragh until all danger has disappeared?

Colonel SEELY

I presume the hon. and gallant Gentleman refers to sarcoptic mange. One case of this disease occurred on 7th July in a horse of the 5th Lancers. Prompt measures were taken to prevent the spread of the disease, and all in-contact animals were strictly isolated. The squadrons and troops free from contact have proceeded to camp for training under careful veterinary supervision. The conditions do not necessitate countermanding the war training of the regiment.