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National Institute for Research in Dairying, Reading

Nature volume 139, pages 364365 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation



IN the annual report for 1935 of this Institute, which has recently been issued, the research and other activities are summarized. The research work includes such varied subjects as winter feeding of young dairy cattle and artificial insemination of cows, investigations on the chemical composition of typical milk and of taints of milk, the lactic acid bacteria and cheese-ripening studies, and on pasteurization and tubercle bacilli in milk. Cases of contagious abortion among the Institute's herd of cows gave an opportunity for investigating Brucella abortus infection. Bacteriological testing of milk samples and market milk investigations have also been carried out, and the phosphatase test for efficiency of pasteurization has been re-examined. The financial condition of the Institute is considered, and an appeal is made for further funds to enable an extension of the work to be made.

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