Wildlife Disease and Zoonotics


Date of this Version



Published in The Journal of Hygiene, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Oct., 1934), pp. 372-379.


IN a previous paper (Maddock, 1933) it was reported that when soil, soil and dung mixtures and dung were infected by adding fine emulsions of bovine tubercular material, virulent tubercle bacilli could be recovered after 178 days' exposure under field conditions. The experiments reported in the aforesaid paper were carried out in 1931, but it was felt that weight would be added to the results if the experiments could be repeated in a year of differing weather conditions.