Excerpt from The Agricultural Journal of India, Vol. 1: Part III.; July, 1906
Indian stock vraisers are not as a rule big owners they each possess comparatively few animals which all receive almost individual attention, being watched while grazing and under care at night. This would facilitate the introduction of a system of regular clipping and dipping. It would be easier to have animals clipped and dipped than is the case in the huge herds of eighty to a hundred thousandianimals, as they exist in the Colonies and the Argentine and yet in these latter countries the thing is done without difficulty, although labour is at a very high premium. The practical application would not be difficult; a dipping place could be arranged for amongst every two or more villages, where dipping could be carried out under trained supervision at regular intervals, as indicated and advised by Veterinary Superintendents. If necessary, a small fee might be charged to the owners in order to cover the expenses of the dip used, but for each individual sheep this would be infinitesimal, and would be paid for many times over from the benefits received. The inauguration of such asystem would require the institution of some practical authority on the lines of the Stock Departments in Australia, or the Bureau of Animal Industry in the United States of America or the Agricultural Department in South Africa. A number of practical travelling Superintendents with expert veterinary knowledge would be required who could get quickly from place to place and see in what way the bad conditions which I have indicated could be ameliorated.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more