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provisions of the Adams Act and to co-ordinate and, in some [ J
- _ measure, properly supervise and control all of the research K
. work of the Experiment Station. In addition to the research if
work already referred to in this presentation of the work  
of the several departments, the following lines of work  
V _ have been carried out in this Department:  
Astudy of fodder poisoning in live stock has resulted in  
I ` the isolation and identification of a mold, Monascus purpureus, ¥
Q, from a corn which was believed to be responsible for an  
  outbreak of forage poisoning at Mayfield, and' also of a close- i
  ly related mold from corn which was possiblyresponsible for { .
  fodder poisoning at the Lexington Stock Yards. Four micro-
  organisms from the brain of a horse which died of fodder
%‘ poisoning have been isolated and identified by Dr. Daniel J.
  if Healy. The pathogenic character of these micro-organisms .
  is now being studied on the guinea pig.   A 1
  In connection with our work on parturient paresis, a study
F has also been made of the calcium metabolism of the guinea
  pig by Kastle, Healy and Shedd, the results of which inves-
  tigation will soon be ready for publication. The effect of
  calcium on anaphylaxis has also been studied and the results
  obtained have been published in the Journal of Infectious
  Diseases, Vol. XII, No. 2, March, 1913.
. i Some time has been spent by Professor O. M. Shedd in the »
  study of the sulphur content of certain typical Kentucky soils,
  and also of the total sulphur content of certain plants. It
Ty  has been found that the sulphur in continuously cultivated
  soils, without fertilization, has decreased in fifty years to
  one-third of the amount originally present in the virgin soil.
  From his experiments, the conclusion seems evident that K
  sulphur is an essential factor in permanent soil fertility, and
  a bulletin on this subject has been issued.
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