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Source: Lafayette Journal and Courier Sat 30 Dec 1922 p 11

Word has just been received from Mr. Gordner of Purdue which states that the short course for Wallace has been set for Feb 22-23.  Mr. Gordner will be down in a short time to complete details for this work. Special work in soils and crops and poultry will be given but the special feature of the whole course will be an illustrated lecture given by GI Christie, whom we feel will be able to attend this meeting. This short course is open to everyone and it will pay you to drive for miles to hear these instructors. AJ Hesler, County Agent.

Source: Lafayette Journal and Courier Sat 30 Dec 1922 p 11

At a recentinvestigation by Dr. Clark and Professor King on the farm of Preston Howard near Mellott the fact was disclosed that fall pigs which had been recently vaccinated and were dying was due to infectious bloody diarrhea, a new disease which is contagious and prevalent in only two or three points in the state.  Mr. Howard was very much concerned as he thought possibly it could have been the result of feeding soy beans and mineral but Dr. Vestal reports there has not been a single case in the state this year where feeding of soy beans and mineral has been disastrous. A post-mortem disclosed the fact that the stomach was in a good condition but the large intestines were badly infected with this disease. The remedy suggested by Dr. Clark was to put all the hogs into dry lots on nothing but water for 10 days after which time to begin feeding slowly with mill feed until the shoats are normal. Another peculiar thing of this disease is that hogs are not infected above 90#.  

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