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--_-----! ANTHKAX IN CHESHIRE.I

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ANTHKAX IN CHESHIRE. I — ANOTHER CASE NEa.il CREWE. The Crewe police were on Tuesday informed of the outbreak of anthrax on Lord Crewe's home farm, Crewe Hall. A vaiuaule pedigree bull be- longing to his lordship's stook was found lying dead in a fietd on Tuesday n-onuug, and a veter- inary surgeon oertiiied cioatii ao (lUÛ to anthrax. This is the second outbreak ro-emiy in the same neighbourhood. PKUFAOIUD INS U HA1\ UK FUND. The frequency ot outbreak 01 anthrax in the county is causing senous aiaiiu among Cheshire farmers, arid in consequence 01 L.e board ot Agri- culture s refusal to sanctum the payment ot com- pensation tor the slaugntei 01 a^imais, a move- ment is on toot In tine county to raise an insur- ance fund among tanners li.eiiioclv es to compen- sate any of tneir brotner tiirmers W,.o sutier irom the depredations ot this disease, it is pointed out that the matter is very set-ouo in a great stock- keeping county Lke Cheshire, iue members of the Cheshire Milk iJroduoer.i Association own about 33,000 head of cattle, anA, it is pointed out that an insurance tund oi about a penny or two- pence per neacl per animal would produce a sum adequate to cover ordinary looses ot stock through the disease. A committee has been tormed to try and formulate a scheme. A DuUjbT RAISED At the meeting ot tne Runoorn Rural Council on Tuesday, the medical officer reported there had been several cases of antnrax in the district, and the oarcases had been oremated.-The Chairman (Mr. Woodward) Are you sure tt is anthrax?— Dr. Adams: Well it has bean certified as anthrax. —Mr. Linaker said it was a question whether, after all, it might be an anthrax outoreak. some time ago an animal belonging to a friend of his died. The disease was certified as anthrax. A specialist was engaged, and he reported that it was merely swine tever (Lauguter.y—The Chair- man said with respect to one case at Parkside Farm he was convinced there was no prcof what- ever that the disease was anthrax.—Dr. Adams said he had to decide on the report of the police, and they decided on the report of the veterinary surgeon.—The subject then dropped.

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