Cows being tested for brucellosis in the Big Bend region.

Cows being tested for brucellosis in the Big Bend region.


Image Number

  • TD00182D

Year

  • 1957

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 24, 1957.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "A compulsory, free brucellosis test of cattle in Florida is being carried out now in the Big Bend region...Brucellosis in animals is similar to undulant fever in people. The disease offers no outward signs of infection, causes cows to lose their unborn calves by abortion and can be detected only through blood tests. The tests now being made are free and for every cow discovered to have brucellosis the State and Federal governments give farmers up to $25 per head on range cattle and up to $35 per head on pure-bred stock. All cattle found to have brucellosis are destroyed. State authorities hope to finish the current program by 1960. Blood samples are sent to Jacksonville for testing and results are usually known in two or three days."

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Location: 30740B.
Cows being tested for brucellosis in the Big Bend region.
Cows being tested for brucellosis in the Big Bend region.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Kerce, Jack. Cows being tested for brucellosis in the Big Bend region. 1957. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/260547>, accessed 22 February 2019.

MLA

Kerce, Jack. Cows being tested for brucellosis in the Big Bend region. 1957. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 22 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/260547>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Kerce)