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Hendon 1933

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hendon]

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two of the cows were suffering from advanced Tuberculosis and one from
Tuberculosis not being advanced. The carcases and organs were condemned
as unfit for human consumption and with the exception of one hind-quarter
were destroyed by incineration at the Hendon Destructor Works. The one
hind-quarter was salvaged and used for the feeding of Greyhounds.
Compensation paid to owners £1910 0
Salvage obtained £410 0
Note.—Three-quarters of the amount paid in compensation is
refunded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Swine Fever. (Regulation of Movement Order, 1922).
One Licence was received in respect of 7 pigs which were inspected
during isolation period.
Rabies. (Rabies Order, 1919).
On June 9th, a dog which had attacked and bitten school children and
was killed by a police officer, was examined by the Council's Veterinary Inspector,
who, on a post-mortem examination, declared that the dog was not
suffering from Rabies.
This diagnosis was confirmed by the Government Laboratory, to which
certain specimens were sent by the Medical Officer of Health.
Pending the result of examinations, the children bitten were kept under
observation, but suffered no ill effects.

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