Cattle disease Mintaro

The Australian News of the 25th January, has the following:— ‘A new disease has broken out among cattle in South Australia. The first symptom is a cough, followed by frothing at the mouth, and swelling in the throat and choking; death in most cases succeeding to these symptoms in about four days after their first appearance. On opening the beasts which die, the inside is found to be extensively ulcerated and rotten. The Government has ordered an inquiry to be held at Mintaro, where only it has appeared as yet. Several of the residents lost half of their small lots of cattle within a few days. The complaint was supposed to be highly contagious.’