Diseases of Animals

Scope and Content


Following the serious outbreak of cattle plague (rinderpest), the Cattle Diseases Prevention Act, 1866 (29 & 30 Viet., c.2) empowered quarter sessions to appoint inspectors, slaughter diseased animals, and pay compensation for them out of a local cattle plague rate. The Act was amended and further powers laid on quarter sessions by later Acts, including the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act of 1869 and 1878 (32 & 33 Viet., c.70, and 41 & 42 Viet., c.74).


The Act of 11 & 12 Viet., c.105 (1848) served to prohibit, from time to time, the importation of sheep, cattle and other animals from the continent in order to prevent the spread of contagion