Grass Sickness, Aberdeenshire.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 15th June 1922.

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The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen):

I am informed that a disease of horses called grass sickness has existed for several years in Aberdeenshire and other parts of Scotland, and that many horses have died of the disease. I understand that an attempt has been made to prepare a serum against the disease, but I am advised that the use of that serum is still in the experimental stage, and its efficacy has not yet been established. It is not the function of the Ministry to deal with non-scheduled diseases in Scotland, that being a function which has been allocated to the Scottish Board of Agriculture.