. Diseases of cattle, sheep, goats and swine. Veterinary medicine. ACTINOMYCOSIS. 6^7 animals. Nevertheless, the persistence of the disease in certain byres would seem to support the view of direct infection. On the other hand, it is proved that the actinomyces is a parasite affecting vegetables, principally the graminaceae, and that domestic animals are most commonly infected through injuries caused by vege- table substances. This is suggested by the discovery of the debris of grain at the point where the lesions have originated. Inoculation is commonest in the mouth and on the surface of the
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