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Swine Fever

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 21 July 1914

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asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is able to state the results of the serum treatment for swine fever which has been adopted and is under demonstration in the United States, Hungary, and Holland; whether he can state how far the system is being tried in Great Britain and Ireland; and whether sufficient time has elapsed to enable a Report being issued on the subject?

The Board are keeping themselves informed of the results, so far as they are obtainable, of the serum treatment for swine fever in the countries named, and my hon. Friend will find detailed information on this subject in the minutes of evidence given before the Departmental Committee (Cd. 5680 of 1911 and Cd. 7247 of 1914). A number of experiments are being conducted by the Board on premises in Great Britain, but it is too soon yet for a useful Report on them to be published.