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Contagious Diseases of Animals.

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In the report for the year ending November 30th, 1900, allusion was made to the fact that an unusual number of cases of glanders had been reported from various parts of Essex county. It was apparent that there must be some central point from which these cases were emanating, and investigation showed that extensive work had been carried on in the improvement of roads in various parts of Essex county, and that glanders had been introduced by infected horses brought into the county to be used in road making. W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., of Bloomfield, was requested by the State Board of Health to take charge of this district, and to make a full examination of all stables, for the purpose of discovering cases and to take the necessary action for the destruction of the animals where the disease existed. The ground was covered rapidly and a number of cases were discovered.

During the year ending November 30th, 1901, a report was received from Gloucester county that several cases of a suspicious nature had occurred among cattle, and the attending veterinarian feared that the animals which had died had contracted anthrax. An immediate investigation of the locality was ordered, and specimens which were sent to the laboratory from the diseased animals showed that anthrax was not present.

The following is a statement of the cases of contagious diseases of. animals brought to the attention of the State Board of Health during the year ending November 30th, 1901, together with the action taken in each case.

December 1st, 1900, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., of Bloomfield, reported a case of glanders at Verona; owner, Mr. McWade. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected under the direction of the veterinarian.

December 5th, 1900, Dr. Fell, Health Officer of Trenton, reported an outbreak of tuberculosis among cows owned by Henry Satterthwait, of Fallsington, Pennsylvania. Eighteen animals were affected, ,

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and were destroyed under the direction of the Trenton city board of health.

December 5th, 1900, D. W. Benjamin, Health Officer of Jersey City, reported that thirteen horses were affected with glanders in the stables of the Windsor Trucking Company, of Jersey City. These animals were destroyed by Dr. Mathews, veterinarian, under the direction of the local and State boards of health.

December 5th, 1900, D. W. Benjamin, Health Officer of Jersey City, reported a case of glanders at the National Storage Company's stables, and the animal was destroyed under the direction of E. Mathews, D.V.S.

December 6th, 1900, a case of glanders was reported at Washington avenue, Bloomfield. The owner was Mr. Ramsey. The animal died.

December 10th, 1900, two cases of hydrophobia were reported as existing at Jobstown. The owner was Abram Ege. Both animals died.

December 13th, 1900, D. D. Chandler, Health Officer of Newark, reported a case of glanders at Reinhart's Express stables. The animal was destroyed by the owners, and the premises disinfected under the direction of the city board of health.

December 14th, 1900, two cases of rabies were reported upon the premises of George Frace, Norton, Hunterdon county. E. R. Voorhees, D.V.S., of Somerville, was sent to advise with the owner as to the proper action to be taken.

December 24th, 1900, E. Mathews, D.V.S., Jersey City, reported a case of glanders at 436 Grand street, Jersey City, the owner being J. P. Moran. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected under the direction of Dr. Mathews.

December 24th, 1900, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders at Clinton, west of Caldwell. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

December 26th, 1900, James J. McDonough reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Frank Goodrich, Verona, and that six animals had been exposed to the disease. The case that was reported died, and the premises were thoroughly disinfected.

December 27th, 1900, several cases of spinal meningitis in horses were reported as existing upon the premises of George Harley, of Clementon, Gloucester county, New Jersey. Two animals died.

January 4th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported two cases of glanders in animals owned by Stiles Van Ness, Horse Neck, New Jersey. The horses were destroyed under the direction of the veterinarian and the premises disinfected.

January 4th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders at Verona, upon the premises owned by James Harkey. The animals were destroyed under the supervision of the veterinarian and the premises disinfected.

January 4th, 1901, Dr. Harrison reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Frank Goodrich, Verona. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

January 8th, 1901, six cases of varicella were reported to the board as existing upon the premises owned by J. H. Darrah, and located near Lawrenceville, Mercer county, New Jersey. An examination was made by E. R. Voorhees, D.V.S., of Somerville, and a diagnosis of varicella rendered. The owner had already separated the infected cattle from the rest of the herd, and had taken prompt action to prevent any spread of the disease.

January 10th, 1901, E. R. Voorhees, D.V.S., Somerville, reported a case of glanders on the premises of John O'Mara, Montclair. The animal was killed and the premises disinfected.

January 11th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Charles Bahr, Verona. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected under the supervision of the veterinarian.

January 12th, 1901, Mr. West, of Metuchen, reported a case of glanders upon his premises. Dr. Pocock, of Plainfield, and E. R. Voorhees, D.V.S., Somerville, examined the case, and the animal was destroyed. The horses that had been exposed to the disease were examined from time to time until all danger of infection was past.

January 16th, 1901, Mr. Leighton, Health Officer of Montclair, reported a case of glanders upon the premises of David Howell, St. Luke's Place, Montclair. The animal was destroyed under the direction of W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., and the premises disinfected.

January 17th, 1901, D. D. Chandler, Health Officer of Newark, reported a case of glanders upon the premises of E. C. Hay, Plum Point lane, Newark, New Jersey. The animal was destroyed under the supervision of the city board of health and the premises disinfected.

January 21st, 1901, D. D. Chandler, Health Officer of Newark, reported a case of glanders at Mangel & Schmidt's, Hunterdon and Thirteenth streets, Newark, New Jersey. The animal was destroyed under the direction of W. Runge, D.V.S., and the premises were disinfected.

January 21st, 1901, D. D. Chandler, Health Officer of Newark, reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Mr. Bishop, 192 Newark street. The animal was destroyed by the owner and the premises disinfected under the supervision of W. Runge, D.V.S.

January 25th, 1901, R. S. Van Dyke reported a case of glanders upon the premises of W. T. Regee, Maple avenue, Morristown. E. R. Voorhees, D.V.S., of Somerville, confirmed the diagnosis. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected under the supervision of the local board of health.

January 27th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported two casesof glanders upon the premises of J. S. Van Nest, Clinton. The animals were destroyed and the premises disinfected under the supervision of the veterinarian.

January 30th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Andrew Parkhurst, Verona. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

February, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Frederick Fierst, West Orange. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

April 14th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders, the owner being W. F. Alworth, Montclair. Dr. McDonough, of Montclair, was in attendance. The animal destroyed and the premises disinfected.

May 23d, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders at Savali’s, 63 Freeman street, Orange. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

June 19th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Mr. Personette, Cedar Grove. The animal had been destroyed by the owner, and the premises were disinfected under the supervision of the veterinarian.

June 19th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of H. Parkhurst, Verona. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

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glanders at J. J. Vreeland's, Cedar Grove. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected, and horses which had not been exposed to the disease were removed to other premises.

August 20, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders at 376 Plane street, Newark. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

August 24th, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders at Orange Valley. The animal was owned by C. L. Shipman, 293 South Jefferson street, Orange. The horse was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

August 31st, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of M. Hoey, Mechanic street, Orange. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

August 31st, 1901, W. F. Harrison, D.V.S., reported a case of glanders upon the premises of Bergen Holey, South Jefferson street, Orange. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

September 4th, 1901, T. B. Rogers, D.V.S., reported that three cows had died upon the premises of John Costello, living near Woodbury, and as anthrax had existed in this neighborhood within two years, it was thought that possibly the deaths might have been caused by that disease. A specimen was sent, by Dr. Rogers, to the State Bacteriological Laboratory in Princeton, for examination. The result of the examination was negative.

September 17th, 1901, D. D. Chandler, Health Officer of Newark, reported a case of glanders on the premises of Koch & Company, Academy street, Newark. The animal was destroyed under the supervision of the State Board of Health and the premises disinfected.

September 28th, 1901, two cases of glanders were reported by Mr. Schluer, Health Officer of Orange. The animals were destroyed and the premises disinfected.

November 20, a case of glanders was reported in Jersey City by D. W. Benjamin, Health Officer. The animal was destroyed and the premises disinfected.

November 30, Dr. Harrison, D.V.S., of Bloomfield, reported a case of farcy on the premises of Charles Feint, of Salem. The animal was destroyed and the premises were disinfected.

December 19th, a case of glanders was reported by A. Woods, secretary of the board of health of Little Ferry. The animal was destroyed and the premises were disinfected.

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