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WILL HUNT OUT THE SLIPPING GERM. To prevent the breeders of thoroughbreds, standard bred and line registered n«l from the annual loss incurred by the shipping of foals, the Department of Animal Husbandry of the Kentucky Expertise*! Statical, at l.cxinglon. has equipped at a meat ripe Me a laboratory to carry on a thorough ami eMeiisive invest ia | ion into Ihe causes Of the evil. The iuvesl iga I ions will be carried M under Prof. F. S. Good. As the cause of the dis case Is attiibuted lo a microorganism or a germ, the tiuest microscope obtainable has been imported lloiu Sw Itzeiiuud, and au electric germ incubator imporicd from Germany. The investigation will rover ■ peri.nl of several rears, and the tirst work will be carried on with small animals, su. h as guinea pigs and rabbits. Coincident with the in xcstjgations about to be Ix-gun bf the Kentucky F. perimeiit Station, Ceorge M. Rommel, at Ihe he-id of the Animal Industry of the Department of Agri culture of the American Government, has detailed the eminent bacteriologist. Dr. Melviu, to begin the Investigations with a view of discovering the cause of the slipping evil. It Is likely that the two specialists will work together.