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(PER PBESB ASSOCIATION.) Wellington, February 17. The following Is the report of Mr J. F. MoLean, M.R QV.S , Inspector of Sheep and Oattle for the Wellington dlatrlot, to the Minister of Lands, with reference to the presence of tuberoalosls la certain cattle, and the present condition of a number of slaughter-house* m the neighborhood of Wellington:— " Sir. — 1 have the honor to report that, acting on your lnotruotions of 17th alt., I visited certain parts of this (the west coast) district with a view of examining certain cattle supposed to be Buffering '• from tuberculosis. On Friday, the 25th, I killed a bollock, the property of Mi j r Tamer, Patea, and made a post mortem < x* i amlnaiiun of the same, 1 found the animal eaffjring from advanced tuberculosis^ j the whole of the lyinphatlo glands being involved, Oa Saturday, at Hawera, 1 killed a, oow, the property of Mr Livingston, and found, on making a pott mortifA examination, the diagnoßtto lesions of rhis disease. Another cow alio the property of this gen leman, killed by bit desire, was Buffering from ohronlo mimillary tumor. I have so far visited four dairies m the immediate violulty of Wellington i milking m all about 280 cows among which I found four showing marked symptoms of tuberoulos o." Mr McLean concludes his report as follows:— Some of the slaughter houses m these districts are a diagraoa to any olvillsed community, and ought m my opinion to be' under the supervision of some, responsible officer. Fhe presence m the immediate neighborhood of these balldltius of large masses of decomposed matter la which pigs are allowed to wallow, la I need hardly say most unsanitary, and dangerous to the health of both man and beast. It ought to be oompaUory for, owners of these places to thoroughly destroy all offal by fire or ohemtoUs, and keep their ilaughte* bouses In a state of cleanliness by llraewashing etc, at regular Intervals."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2066, 18 February 1889

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TUBERCULOSIS IN CATTLE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2066, 18 February 1889