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Conference Opening
The Conference was opened by Major. The Hon. A. D. Reid, MLA., Minister for Agriculture, on Monday the 27th March, 1939 ... Read More

President's Address
An interesting and instructive programme has been arranged, and it is hoped that from the papers read, valuable discussions will ensue ... Read More

Office Bearers
Elected officials at the 1939 conference ... Read More

Public Watering Places in Relation to the Defence of Australia
Written by: Allan R McNiven, Inspector of Stock
No scheme of national defence can be considered complete which does not provide for a sufficient supply of Public Water at suitable distances throughout the State ... Read More

Blackleg in Sheep
Written by: YJ O'Neill, Stock Inspector, Armidale
The cause of Blackleg is an anaerobic bacillus known as Clostridium chauvoei. The bacillus lives in the soil and is more often found in soils subjected to floodings ... Read More

The Importance of Pasture Production in Overseas Countries
Written by: JN Whittet, Agrostologist, Department of Agriculture
The importance placed in England and Wales on the conservation of the surplus growth of permanent pastures as grass hay for winter feeding is exemplified ... Read More

Toxaemia of Pregnancy of Ewes
Written by: HG Belschner, DVSc
This disease is known by a number of other names, including Ante-partum Paralysis, Acidosis or Ketosis of pregnant ewes, Pregnancy Disease, twin-lamb Disease ... Read More

Farm Management in Relation to the Health of Stock
Written by: NH Litchfield, Inspector of Stock, Eden
One is not concerned so much with the treatment of diseases in stock as one should be in their prevention ... Read More

Some Salmonella Infections in Sheep
Written by: DJ Walker, BVSc, Stock Inspector, Narrabri
Enquiry has shown that in the Department of Agriculture's library there is no record of Salmonella infection in sheep and consequently this paper is an introduction to something new to us ... Read More

The Control of Diseases Caused by Nematode Parasites of Sheep
Written by: Hugh McL Gordon, McMaster Animal Health Laboratory
Parasitic diseases caused by nematodes are insidious, and rarely spectacular, but constitute a constant drain on the vitality and productiveness of the host animal ... Read More

Poisoning of Sheep by Oxalis corniculata
Written by: DJ Walker, BVSc, Stock Inspector, Narrabri
At the end of November and beginning of December, 1938, mortality occurred in two mobs of travelling sheep on the stock route near Millie, sixteen miles west of Bellata ... Read More

Hypocalcaemia—Grass Staggers or Grass Tetany in Sheep
Written by: FJ Madden, Inspector of Stock, Tamworth
The complaint appeared on many holdings where grazing conditions can only be described as luscious ... Read More

Immunity and Disease
Written by: JR Stewart, BVSc
People in professions dealing with life in any of its forms frequently contact diseases, and in the occupation of stock inspection we come closely in touch with their various manifestations ... Read More

Udder Infusion as a Treatment for Contagious Bovine Mastitis
Written by: D Forsyth Stewart, BVSc, Dip Bact, Glenfield
Of all the methods for the treatment of Contagious Bovine Mastitis evolved to date, udder infusion with bactericidal substances appears to be the one which promises the greatest success ... Read More

The Artificial Cultivation of Filterable Viruses
Written by: L Hart, BVSc, HDA, Glenfield
Unlike bacteria, filterable viruses required living cells in which to multiply, and for many years following their discovery the only means of propagation known was by inoculation of susceptible animals ... Read More

Salmonella Infection of Sheep
Written by: Grahame Edgar, Senior Veterinary Research Officer, Glenfield
The Salmonella group of bacteria for many years has been prominent in the causation of disease amongst the human race and various species of animals ... Read More

Hormones and Fertility
Written by: WL Hindmarsh, BVSc, MRCVS, DVH, Glenfield
Hormones are those secretions poured out by means of a duct but which are absorbed directly into the blood stream. Such glands are referred to as endocrine glands ... Read More

Bang's Disease of Cattle
Written by: ROC King, BVSc, RM, Glenfield
It is well known that the farmer always refers to this disease as "Contagious Abortion" but it is now thought the name Bang's Disease is preferable for the following reasons ... Read More


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