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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i riE L.C i ncnm-w may Calf grooming fights paralysis KAMLOOPS Mothers in the cattle kingdom are still convinced that grooming is a virtue for their youngsters. In their maternal can save their calves' lives on British Columbia rangelands infested with the. Rocky Mountain wood tick. Anyone raised in the western mountains knows to watch out for the tick that can attach itself to people or and sometimes cause paralysis or death if the tick is not removed in time. Now scientists at the Agriculture Canada research station here have confirmed if the cow gives her calf the usual instinctive grooming tick paralysis will be prevented. mother cow usually g r o o her calf extensively by licking its entire says Don Waldern. director of the station. tends to remove any Experiments by the late G. B. a researcher at the have supported mother cow's wisdom. Two groups of first-call Hereford heifers and their one group with full maternal grooming and the other with limited proved the point. Calves with regular grooming had fewer ticks than those which missed out on mother's attention. cow 'was very negligent about grooming her call and the calf developed tick Dr. Waldern says. Cows also 'yard' their that they gather them together in selected areas under the guard of a few sentinel cows while the others move out on the range to graze. yarding is usually on an area with sparce growth and few Dr. Waldern says. a tick-infested the maternal yarding prevents calves from roaming among the ticks which occur in the shrubby areas. the calves are protected from fieavy FAIRFIELDS Are Proud to Announce They Now Handle Micro ovens Enjoy trouble-free One of life's very good things from EM 8200 DELUXE COMPACT MICROWAVE OVEN The modern way to cook Prepares and cooks frozen foods in minutes Easy setting automatic cooking timer with shut-off chime and pilot lamp Durable stainless steel interior Large cooking area 950 watts power 95 EM 8100 Micro Oven A compact family-type oven that cooks fresh and frozen foods in seconds just 2. minutes for a beautiful steak' The 15x10x7 inch cooking area has anod- ized aluminum walls for easy cleaning Features include 20 minute slide- type timer and pushbut- ton control 450 watts power. THESE AND OTHER MODELS AT THE SERVICE CENTRE OF THE FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE 1244 3rd Ave. S. SERVICES LTD. Phone 327-6070 Planned harvest aids elk B.C. Planned harvesting of over-mature timber may actually improve the habitat of the elk. not hinder it. 'James chief of environmental man- agement for the Oregon Wildlife says logging of over-mature timber in narow. irregularly contoured settings can improve the food supply available to elk. from the elk's an overmature stand of timber is a biological desert as far as available forage is concerned. cannot think of any area in which I've ever worked where a well- planned logging program has been to the detriment of an elk herd. Man now is doing what nature used to do with forest fires we're taking off some of the standing timber with logging and opening up elk Mr who has studied the animals for eight years in California and said the best way to cut timber for elk is in long narrow bands with irregularly Plastic patch The tops of plastic neatly laid out in protect young tomato plants wait- ing for hot sunny weather on the Wesley Hein- richs' farm in B.C. Olympic STRIP J 1 GALLON FREE WITH PURCHASE OF 4 ACT NOW LIMITED TIME oumpic STRin FERGUSON PAINT LTD. Phoni 320-4595 ;