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Fee for about 2 hours' work daily-Winter Session, £4 4s., Summer Session, £2 2s.
III. VETERINARY HYGIENE.
Lecturer-1897 J. M'LAUCHLAN YOUNG, F.R.C.V.S., F.R.S. E., F.Z.S.. died 1912.
1912 HUGH FRASER.
1913 WILLIAM BROWN, M.R.C.V.S., F. R. P.S.
A course of about 100 hours' instruction will be given during the Winter Session. The following subjects will be treated :— (1) Elementary anatomy of the horse. (2) Elementary comparative anatomy.
(3) Elementary physiology.
(4) Erection of stables, byres, etc.
(5) Ventilation, lighting and drainage.
(6) Water supply, watering, feeding and grooming.
(7) General management of animals.
(8) Breeding and periods of gestation.
(9) Care of breeding stock.
(10) First aids, wounds, bruises and simple diseases.
(12) Elementary bacteriology.
(13) Contagious and infectious diseases.
(14) Disposal of diseased carcases.
(15) Parturition and diseases connected therewith.
(16) Principles of horse-shoeing and diseases of the foot.
During the Session frequent visits are made to stables, byres and slaughter-houses.
In the dissecting-room demonstrations are given on normal and abnormal organs. Practical demonstrations will be given in horse-shoeing.
Two examinations will be held.
Books: "Veterinary Medicine," by E. Wallis Hoare. "Veterinary Surgery," by Jno. A. W. Dollar. "Horses and Stables," by Fitzwygram. "Veterinary Hygiene," by Fred Smith. "Elementary Veterinary Science," by Thompson. Fee, £3 3s.
Ten to Fifteen Lectures.
Definition and classification of bacteria-Conditions of lifeProducts of growth-The parts played by bacteria in nature. Bacteriological methods and technique-Principles of sterilisation-Preparation of nutrient media.
Milk-Bacteriological examination-The souring of milkBacteria in relation to dairying-Application of bacteriology in butter making and cheese making-Bacterial diseases in man in relation to milk supply-The detection of bacteria, pathogenic to man, in milk and milk products.
Preservation of milk-Sterilisation and pasteurisation.
Soil-Investigations of microbes in soil-Nitrification bacteria-Nitrogen fixing bacteria-Applications of bacteriological knowledge in agriculture-Disease producing bacteria in soil. Bacterial diseases of animals-Tuberculosis-Anthrax-Swine fever-Glanders-Actinomycosis-Braxy.
Fee, £1 1s.
Students have the opportunity during the session of making themselves acquainted with the leading types of horses, cattle and sheep. Under the guidance of demonstrators, who are also well known and experienced judges, the members of the stock judging class are invited, through the courtesy of leading owners, to visit the principal studs, herds and flocks within the college area. students in this way become acquainted with the distinguishing features of all the breeds and varieties of live stock which are
reared in this part of the country. They are taught to discriminate between desirable and popular, and undesirable and unfashionable types, and to be able to appreciate the importance of the essential utility points of the cross breeds. At the local marts, to which the salesmen willingly give access, the students are taught how to handle and judge animals which have been prepared for slaughter, and occasional visits are made to the slaughter-houses where they are shown how cattle and sheep are dressed and cut up for the market.
At the close of the session, gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the best judges of cattle, horses and sheep.
IV. AGRICULTURAL BOTANY.
Lecturer-1897-1919 Professor TRAIL, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S. Students before entering this class must produce certificates of having attended the Class of Botany in the University of Aberdeen, or its equivalent, or the Preparatory Course described below.
The class will begin to meet after the conclusion of the Preparatory Course. It will extend over not less than fifty hours' instruction. A knowledge of Elementary Botany, as included in the Preparatory Course, will be assumed.
The practical application of Botany to Agriculture and allied
industries will be kept clearly in view, and especial attention will be paid to useful and to hurtful plants, which will afford examples to illustrate methods of systematic study and of identification, principles of classification, conditions of healthy nutrition, symbiosis, mycorhiza, and other peculiar methods of nutrition, influences of environment, and especially of cultivation, on the structure and health of plants, reproduction, propagation and distribution of useful plants and of weeds and parasites, origin of new varieties and possibilities of developing improved forms, injuries and diseases of plants, their causes and remedies.
Especial consideration will be given to the families of plants that include valuable or hurtful species.
Fee, £2 2s.
PREPARATORY COURSE.-This course is provided for those students that do not possess a certificate of attendance on the Class of Botany in the University of Aberdeen, or an equivalent class.
It will extend to about forty hours' instruction, theoretical and practical, and will be taught during the first eight weeks of the Winter Session.
The course will include instruction in the methods of study of plant-life, and in the more important facts and principles relating to:
Structure, growth and development of ordinary green
Examination of plants selected to illustrate the aims and
principles of classification, and the characters of the leading divisions of plants and the significance of the grades of subordination.
Fee, £1 1s.
The following books will be found helpful by Students attending these classes:
Percival's 66 Agricultural Botany"; Fream's "Elements of Agriculture"; Massee's "Diseases of Cultivated Plants and Trees"; Ward's "Grasses". Information regarding books on more special parts of the subject or in other languages will be given to those seeking it by personal inquiry.
V. AGRICULTURAL ZOOLOGY.
Lecturers-1897-1908 Professor Trail.
Students before entering this class must produce certificates of having attended the Class of Zoology in the University of Aberdeen, or its equivalent, or the Preparatory Course described below.
The class will meet after Christmas. It will extend over about fifty hours' instruction. A knowledge of Elementary Zoology, as included in the Preparatory Course, will be assumed.
SCOPE OF THE COURSE.
1. The part played by common animals in helping or hindering agricultural operations, as illustrated by moles and voles, insectivorous and other birds, snails and slugs, useful and injurious insects, arachnids and myriopods, earthworms, etc.
2. General Structure of Insects, especially the external characters. 3. Life-history of Insects.-Various forms of larvæ. Economic importance of different stages.
4. Classification of Insects.-The general characters of the following Natural Orders: Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Orthoptera, Neuroptera.
5. Acarina injurious to Food Crops and Live Stock.
6. Parasitic Worms.-Flukes, Tapeworms, and Threadworms. 7. Preventive and Remedial measures in regard to insects, acarines, and worm Parasites, e.g., farm practice in relation to the discouragement of Insect Attack. Encouragement of insect-eating birds and mammals. Artificial Remedies. Insecticides. Treatment for Parasites.
Two written examinations are held.
PREPARATORY COURSE.-This course is provided for students who do not possess a certificate of attendance on the Class of Zoology in the University of Aberdeen, or on an equivalent class.
It will extend to about 50 hours' instruction, and will be taught in the first part of the Winter Session. Certificates will be issued to those that attend satisfactorily and duly perform the work of the Class.
Fee, £1 1s.
VI. RURAL ECONOMICS.
A course of about fifty lectures together with additional tutorial work will be given in the Summer Session.
The subjects include the following:
(1) Subject-matter; Rural Wealth and Welfare.-Standpoint and Methods of Economic Inquiry. Relation to Practice.
(2) Consumption of Wealth.-The Demand for Goods and Services in a Community. The Standard of Living. Supply of Food. (3) The Agents of Production.-Land, Labour, Capital, Organisation. Farm Organisations. Extensive and Intensive Culture. Various Branches of Rural Industry. Size of Farms. Large and Small Holdings. Combinations among Farmers. Agricultural Co-operation. Systems of Land Tenure and Production. Recent Advances in Technique and Organisation of British Agriculture.
(4) Value, Competition and Monopoly.-Cost of Production and Price. Farm Accounts. Markets and their Development. The Produce Exchanges. System of Speculation.
(5) Distribution of Wealth.-Rent, Interest, Wages and Profits in Agriculture.
(6) Exchange.-Money and Prices. Banking Systems. Agricultural Credit. Foreign Trade.
(7) The State in Relation to Rural Life.-Taxation and the Rating System. Tariffs. State Action to Assist and Control Industry. Ownership of Land. Forestry. Rural Depopulation. Education. Research and the Development of Natural Resources.
Two written class examinations are held.
Text-Book: Chapman's "Outlines of Political Economy" (Longmans).
The following books may be consulted in connection with the lectures: Taylor, "Agricultural Economics"; Nicholson, "Principles of Political Economy," and "Rents, Wages and Profits in Agriculture"; Prothero, "British Farming, Past and Present"; Fay," Co-operation at Home and Abroad"; Rew, "An Agricultural Faggot".
VII. ENGINEERING FIELD WORK, ETC.
Lecturers-1896-1902 James Wilson.
1903-1910 Robert B. Greig.
1910-1912 John Morrison Caie, M.A., B.L., B.Sc. (Agr.). 1912-1913 William James Profeit, M. A., B.Sc. (Agr.). 1914- Alexander R. Horne, B.Sc. (Lond.).
These Classes are held in Robert Gordon's Technical College. (a) Mechanics and Machinery.
This course consists of about forty lectures, during the Winter and Spring terms.
Mechanics applied to problems in Agricultural Engineering.