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INSTITUTE OF INSPECTORS OF STOCK OF N.S.W. YEAR BOOK.


1956 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Listeriosis in Sheep
J. H. IRVINE, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Bathurst.
The small number of outbreaks of Listeriosis in sheep reported in New South Wales over past years indicates that the incidence of this disease is quite low ... Read More

The Sheep Biology Laboratory, Prospect
IAN W. McDONALD, Ph.D., B.V.Sc., B.Sc., H.D.A., Officer-in-Charge, Sheep Biology Laboratory, C.S.I.R.O.
There is good reason to believe that during the last 25 years there has been little or no improvement in the production of wool per head of sheep in Australia and, indeed, the view has been expressed by studmasters that there also has been no general improvement in the stud Merinos ... Read More

Aids to Footrot Treatment—Sheep
G. CHARLES, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Forbes.
The present epizootic of foot troubles in sheep has necessitated a widespread use of footbaths, and the designs seen have been many and varied; ranging from 44-gallon drums cut in half lengthwise to elaborate concrete structures ... Read More

The History of Sheep Showering
L. H. HAMMOND, Director of Sales, Cooper Machinery, Division, Sunbeam Corporation Ltd.
The next step in the history of sheep-showering came from a firm which manufactured a circular type of showering apparatus. This method of showering incorporated top and bottom nozzles and was a vast improvement on the old home-made types ... Read More

Contagious Pustular Dermatitis - Two Unusual Outbreaks
J. H. IRVINE, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Bathurst.
In December, 1955, two unusual outbreaks of Contagious Pustular Dermatitis in sheep were investigated. Both outbreaks were associated with severe lameness, marked loss of condition and, in some cases, some mortality ... Read More

A Drenching Programme for Sheep
C. D. GEE, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Condobolin.
In the Central West of N.S.W. internal parasites have only been recognised as an important cause of loss to the sheep industry over the last few years. Consequently, many sheep owners of the area have only a vague knowledge of ways and means of keeping their sheep free of worms ... Read More

Liver Fluke Infestation (?) - An Unusual Syndrome
G. CHARLES, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Forbes.
Affected sheep presented two different pictures and were designated arbitrarily as acute and chronic cases. The former were rarely seen to be sick and usually were found dead in the paddock ... Read More

Liver Fluke, Control with Copper Sulphate
C. D. GEE, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Condobolin.
The control of Liver Fluke of sheep and cattle by a direct attack against the "fluke snail" has been advocated, and consequently where the snail has been destroyed, or does not exist naturally, the life cycle of the parasite cannot be completed: and the disease cannot occur ... Read More

Stomach Worm Infestation
E. A. FARLEIGH, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Glen Innes - Inverell.
The Large Stomach Worm or Barber's Pole Worm (Haemonchus) will be the worm which will concern sheep-owners during the warmer weather ... Read More

Haemophysalis bispinosa - A Note on Distribution
D. W. DUNCAN, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Gundagai.
The Tick, Haemophysalis bispinosa (Neuman, 1899), occurs on cattle, the normal host, also on sheep, horses and pigs; and sometimes on dogs and wild birds (Seddon, 1951) ... Read More

Avian Monocytosis
B. SINKOVIC, Dr. Med. Vet., Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Station, Glenfield.
Recent haematological examination of 15 outbreaks of this disease in fowls at the Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Sydney, confirmed the findings of American workers that relative and absolute monocytosis and moderate leucocytosis are the most significant changes observed ... Read More

Curly Calves
I. R. LITTLEJOHNS, B.V.Sc., Veterinary Research Station, Glenfield.
The disease is basically a congenital degeneration of nerve tissue and presents itself in two fairly distinct forms, with a third intermediate group. When the condition occurs it commonly reaches outbreak proportions throughout a district and these three forms are seen in fairly strict chronological sequence ... Read More

Pleuro-Pneumonia in Cattle - Tail Bleeding for C.F. Test
M. R. BARRY, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Albury.
Bleeding from the tail is much simpler than from the jugular vein unless facilities are very good. The cattle usually bleed freely and the blood clots well, giving a good supply of serum ... Read More

Mineral Imbalance
E. J. McBARRON, B.V.Sc., Special Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Station, Glenfield.
In a particularly extensive subject, this article is confined to the elements calcium, magnesium and phosphorus; with special reference to disease syndromes as they occur in New South Wales and recommendations that can be made in the light of more recent published research ... Read More

"Free" Cattle
E. R. TUOHY, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Wagga Wagga.
There is ample reason to believe that many people attending cattle sales, and interested in purchasing store cattle thereat, do not understand the meaning of the terms "Free" and "Not Free" as applied to cattle; and as used by the auctioneer in offering them ... Read More

Suspected Arsenic Poisoning of Cattle - Another Interesting Incidence
D. W. DUNCAN, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Gundagai.
An owner reported the death of two Shorthorn-cross heifers, about 18 months old, running with thirty other cattle in a native grass paddock. The cattle had died in a dam after an illness of very short duration; during which they exhibited staggers and arching of the back ... Read More

Arsenical Poisoning in Stock
J. M. WILSON, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Casino.
The Casino Pastures Protection District is situated within the Tick Quarantine Area, and for many years cattle have undergone regular dipping in an arsenical solution in order to control infestation with the Cattle Tick (Boophilus microplus) ... Read More

Hydatid Disease
E. A. FARLEIGH, B.V.Sc., Inspector of Stock, Glen Innes - Inverell
Following a recent survey of the incidence of Hydatids in sheep, cattle and pigs throughout Southern New South Wales, some alarming figures have been published ... Read More

Food Problems of South-East Asia
F. H. REUTER, Ph.D., F.R.I.C., F.R.A.C.I., Associate Professor of Food Technology, University of Technology, Kensington, N.S.W.
I take South-East Asia to mean what we often refer to as the Colombo Area; embracing Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Their food problems can be epitomized in this way:— ... Read More

Vaccine Manufacture - Recent Developments
A. F. WEBSTER, B.V.Sc., Windsor Road, Northmead.
Some of the difficulties to be overcome in the preparation of vaccines commercially may be illustrated by reference to Leptospira pomona; the organism most commonly associated in Australia with outbreaks of Leptospirosis, a disease for which vaccine therapy should be most helpful ... Read More


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