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July 11, 1908

New York Bovine Tuberculosis Inspection.

JAMA. 1908;LI(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540020056014

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Albany, N. Y., June 27, 1908.

To the Editor:  —I have read with interest the statements in The Journal of June 20, concerning bovine tuberculosis in New York State. Feeling sure that you wish to present the facts correctly, I submit the following:The Allds-Lansing bill when introduced provided for an additional appropriation of $200,000. This was cut in the senate to $75,000, which amount finally passed. This, together with the appropriation made in regular session of our legislature, puts about $130,000 at the disposal of the commissioner of agriculture in connection with his work against contagious and infectious diseases of animals.Our veterinarians visit herds where contagious or infectious diseases are supposed to exist. They always make a physical examination first. If tuberculosis is believed to exist, the owners of the herd are asked if they want the tuberculin test used and almost always they request it. We now

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