Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the United States Livestock Sanitary Association Volume 20

Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the United States Livestock Sanitary Association Volume 20

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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: ...I don't mean theorists or men who perhaps spent their boyhoods in the country and, having become wealthy in the city, make a plaything of farming and stock raising, but I do mean the live stock men whose financial existence, in whole or in part, may depend upon the rational solution of sanitary and other problems in connection with their business. It gives me pleasure to speak to you gentlemen, because I know you will understand my meaning. During the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, it was necessary in many cases to bring veterinarians from outside states, in many instances from far away. These men, many of them young and possibly not having had an oversupply of practical experience in dealing with men, and coming _from sections where the customs of the people and the manner of handling live stock were entirely different from the locality to which they were sent, it was no great wonder that there should have developed a great deal of misunderstanding and opposition to the method and manner of trying to enforce some of the rules and regulations as laid down by the state and federal authorities. If there had been at that time in the different counties legally constituted sanitary boards, in whom the people had confidence, and to whom these men might have been sent to confer with as to the best methods of carrying out the instructions they had received, I believe it would have avoided many unpleasant things and have hastened the complete eradication of the disease; thereby saving-both national and state governments a large amount of money, to say nothing of vastly greater sums which might have been saved to stock men and those interests closely allied to them, of which there are many. Such county sanitary boards might consist of more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805313
  • 9781236805317