HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c140W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the case in which two Cheshire farmers were awarded damages against two veterinary surgeons for injury to 60 cows and heifers and the death of 24 calves following inoculation; and whether his Department will take steps to discontinue the use of this serum or vaccine in view of these disastrous results.

Mr. T. Williams

The toxoid with which the cattle were inoculated as a preventive against summer mastitis is not used by my Department. It is a commercial preparation which, I am informed, has been used without harmful effect before, and since, this unfortunate case.