HC Deb 14 June 1917 vol 94 cc1165-6W

asked the President j of the Board of Agriculture if his attention has been called to the increase of red-water fever in cattle; and if he will cause further research to be made with a view of providing a more effective preventative or remedy for the disease?


I am advised that the present season is a favourable one for the propagation and growth of the ticks which carry the disease of red-water, and that i therefore some increase in the disease is i to be expected. The Board's leaflet No. 237 recommends measures for the prevention and eradication of the disease. In- vestigations are being conducted with the expectation, of discovering improved methods of treatment and have up to the present met with considerable success, but sufficient ground does not yet exist to justify a general recommendation of new remedial measures.

Forward to