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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, August 6, 1974 Suffield weather chamber aids cattle respiratory research By RIC SWIHART, Herald Staff Writer A special machine built at the Defence Research Establishment in Suffield is being used to determine the part temperature and humidity plays in calves' susceptibility to respiratory disease K W F Jericho, pathologist at the federal NEED A GOOD USED TRUCK? WE HAVE SEVERAL 1973 Vz TONS V8 Automatic transmission 21 000 to miles. PRICED FROM 1970% TON CHEV 4x4 V8, automatic transmission, radio 1965IHC3TON 5 speed, new paint 1 VERSATILE Good condition PLYMOUTH CAR Only miles RICHARDSON GOULD LTD. Vulcan 485-2211 Animal Diseases Research Institute in Lethbridge, is in charge of the research project Calf losses due to death are higher in the fall than at other times of the year and Dr Jericho believes these losses are due to stresses on the young Cdttle Some of the stresses are temperature and humidity. from the mothers and transportation This work is designed to determine strictly the temperature and humidity tors he said The equipment used in the project is unique in North America said Dr Jei K ho And the principle behind this research has been followed up before either Hacleriu The unit constructed by the defence t esearch staff allows Dr Jericho to introduce a specific bacteria or virus to the calves under controlled conditions The temperature and humidity is controlled in a special weather chamber, a large stainless steel room equipped like a large refrigerator Dr Jericho said the Alberta's newest and most up to date bull stud facilities Collecting and distributing semen from all breeds of bulls Now accepting application for quarantining 1974 fall imports in our new facilities Contact us for further information HERDSMAN REQUIRED Experienced, reliable. Enquire at once! Canadian Genetics (Leth) Ltd. Located 2Va miles East and mile South of Lethbridge Airport or 3 miles straight South of Stewart Elevator on Highway 4. P.O. Box 1103, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4A2 Phone (403) 329-3212 chamber allows him to control the temperature in a range of 20 degrees below zero to 90 degrees above and a humidity of 30 per cent to 90 per cent The calves for the test are selected from a herd owned by the research in- stitute when they are 250 to 300 pounds The calves are left in the chamber for five days to allow them to become ac- customed to their new en- vironment When Dr Jeri- cho selects the temperature and humidity he wants to test, the animals are locked in the chamber for nine days During this time, the calves are subjected to bacteria by aerosol to in- duce a tvpe of pneumonia In the case now being studied, the four calves were subjected to pasturella bacteria for five minutes each The application of the bacteria is the job of the special machine developed by the staff at Suffield Nose mask The machine creates an aerosol sprav This spray is introduced to the calves through a tube attached to a nose mask on the animal The bacteria or virus which aren't inhaled by the calf is recirculated through the machine, returning to the special sealed con- tainer to prevent con- tamination of the en- vironment Five days after subject ing the calves to the bacteria, they are slaughtered and detailed pathological and bacteriological tests are performed Virus test Dr. Klaus Jericho. PUPS FOR SALE DAY-WEEK-MONTH PHONE 327-9649 WEST Registered 'w SIBERIAN HUSKIES KAINAI BOARDING KENNELS INDIVIDUAL RUNS-PERSONAL ATTENTION Specialists in all types of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING Ask about our Guarantee ENGINES WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 ;