| COW WITH TUBERCULOSIS. COW-KEEPER
A significant percentage of milking cows
suffer from some kind of tuberculosis, which
is not found until they are killed, said Mr.
Frank Chambers, veterinary surgeon, giving
evidence in a case at Wednesbury, in which
Phoebe Alice Andrews (35), a registered
cow-keeper, of Herbert's Park Farm,
Darlaston, was summoned for failing to
notify the police of the infection of a
certain cow with tuberculosis.
Evidence was given that the defendant
purchased two cows for £20, and one of them,
which was very thin, gave milk for three
weeks, and this was sold to the public. The
cow got worse, and the defendant called in a
man from Wolverhampton, who removed it. The
police were informed, and an examination
followed, it being found that the animal was
in a very emaciated condition, and was
suffering from tuberculosis in every organ.
Mr. Chambers declared that he had seldom
seen a worse case. In answer to Mr. T. P.
Haslam, who defended, the veterinary surgeon
said there was a grave danger of the animal
affecting others, as its condition was one
of open tuberculosis. It transpired that the
person to whom the animal was sold dealt in
such things in order to get the skins, and
that the defendant would get nothing out of
the deal. A fine of £71.5s.6d, including
special costs, was imposed.”