Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations Volume 30-32

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations Volume 30-32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...as time goes on the standards and qualifications and possibly the general plan will need to be modified, but whenever and wherever such modification will serve better to promote the interests of vocational education in a State there will always be the readiest response on the part of the Federal Board to such proposals. Tm: Passrozsr. "The Organization of the Veterinary Corps in the United States Army" will be explained by Major David S. White, late Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ohio State University, who is now in the Veterinary Corps of the National Army. VVhy do we need a veterinary corps in the National Army? Even though the United States use no cavalry at the front, we are employing more animals per men in this great war than in any war in history. For each three and a fraction men in the National Army there is one public animal. If we raise an army of three and a fraction millions of men a million animals will be required. To conserve the health of so large a number of animals in order that they be kept in a most eflicient state, is a tremendous problem. ' In the old army, the United States Army, no adequate preparation was made in the veterinary service to meet such a crisis as we now face, although since the time of Abraham Lincoln it had a limited veterinary service in that veterinarians were attached to regiments of mounted troops. This army was very small. In fact in a European sense it was not an army at all but a federal constabulary, split up into agile units containing each a. few men whose function it was to protect the people of the frontier against the encroachments and ravages of hostile Indian tribes and white renegades. Except for the Spanish-American war, which was successfully...show more

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  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858921
  • 9781236858924