A telegram from Auckland shows us how inveterate a disease is pleuro-pneu-monia, the scourge which is now afflicting the farmers’ herds in the North, and affords another justification of the steps taken by the County Council for the protection of the district. The steps were abortive, to be sure, but that does not in the least lessen their propriety, nor detract from the credit due to the Council in taking them, even if in doing so they only sympathetically followed the example of Geraldine. The telegram to which we refer informs us that on one property it was thought the disease had been stamped out in March, since when not a case had been reported until Thursday last, when a post-mortem examination on a carcase showed that the animal had died from the dreaded disease. The reappearance of pleuro on this estate is attributed to the change from dry to wet weather, but when the seeds of it cling so closely to a locality, and spread so rapidly, too much care cannot be exercised n guarding against their dissemination.
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PLEURO-PNEUMONIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880
PLEURO-PNEUMONIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880
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