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Image 42 of Catalogue of the University of Kentucky, Volume 8 (1915-1916)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

. HISTORY AND EQUIPMENT. 43 A ,. ’d With _ for the research student in agriculture, chemistry and allied subjects. _ rxtend- This library has depository catalogues of the publications of the U. S. n ornice, Department of Agriculture and the Experiment Stations of the United ‘· assive, States. Two hundred and twenty-tive periodicals are currently received. >lon' ` ' ,14 ,:226 Laboratories. Wash- Animal Husbandry—In the basement of the Agricultural Building · lpleted is situated the two dairy laboratories of the Animal Husbandry Depart- rooms ment. In one of the laboratories the students are taught to test milk and cream for its butter fat content and also how to deter- iouses, mine the acidity of milk and to use the lactometer. In the second barn, laboratory the students are taught to make butter and cheese. The urn for laboratories contain various kinds of separators, churns, butter workers, small Babcock testers and other kinds of dairy equipment. Also the cows and F farm dairy utensils at the dairy farm of the Experiment Station are utilized a new in teaching students. A three story building has just been erected on the farm of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station which will be utilized in teaching students poultry husbandry. In the basement there is an 1800 egg Mammoth incubator and various other kinds of to the smaller incubators. The second floor contains a laboratory where enersl students will be taught to dress fowls and to carry on various poultry ;d the studies. The third floor will be arranged as a class room for poultry l1,228, instruction. The other equipment at the poultry farm consists of twenty-five different types of poultry houses and about 1000 chickens and turkeys, all which constitute laboratory equipment for the teaching of poultry husbandry. The Animal Husbandry Department (Beef Cattle, Sheep and Swine) has two splendidly equipped laboratories which were furnished for the study of infectious abortion in cows and mares. The equipment consists not only of bacteriological but biological apparatus, and the laboratories contain a great many of the modern inventions that are necessary for · the scientific study of germ diseases. In addition to the general outlay . of glassware, surgical instruments, stains, etc., the equipment consists of two gas incubators, one electric incubator, two high speed and one lbeen low Speed centrifuges, various hot air and steam sterilizers and an auto- I bmw Clavre, etc, Much work has already been done toward the eradication of Infectious abortion, and several remedies are now considered of importance in combating this disease. Bacteriological and biological _ examinations of blood, fetuses, etc., are made in these laboratories free ls im of charge to those persons who are sufficiently interested to send the tem] material. '

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