Scientific Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 38

Scientific Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 38

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... an eastern man, I know there are a few busy practitioners in the East who are thinking of entering the-service, and would like to know something about how this work is carried on. I was thus induced to write a brief description of the duties and troubles of a U. S. veterinary inspector in a large stock-yard. It is simply one little corner of the vast work which the Bureau of Animal Industry is doing, but it is sufficient to show what an inspector is supposed to be and do.. The rapid methods employed by the stock-yard companies are necessary in order to dispose of the great number of animals they receive, and these conditions require that the inspector be an active man and a quick observer. He must be a man that has had practical experience among live-stock, and plenty of it, and have a liberal supply of ordinary common sense and good judgment. He must have eyes that see; ears that hear; hands that feel; brains that think; and last, but not least, legs that walk. These requirements are very necessary for a veterinary inspector, for he must perform his duties in such a manner as not to delay the great volume of business that is waiting to be done. He will also find many pitfalls prepared for him, and he must be equal to the occasion when he meets them; otherwise he will find himself in many embarrassing and unpleasant positions. The inspector who does not like work very well had better not aspire to stock-yard honors, for he will never receive them. Read by title, the author being absent. The duties of the inspector in this line of work require that he be at his post at all times. It will not suffice for him to be there during the busy hours, or, worse yet, only on the busy days. He must be there every day and all the day, early and late, more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677227X
  • 9781236772275