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The ox warble : a $50,000,000 tune.

  • The United States Dept of Agriculture.
  • Film

About this work


An amusing silent instructional film with a cartoon animated cow and theme tune about the cost of warbles to the farmer. There is a short drama sequence; farmer calls (light scratches) the vet who suggests the 'government' man is called in. The warble Fly affects milk production. How to squeeze the warbles out or apply a salve topically. The life cycle of the fly is describe and how they infest the cattle. This is illustrated via cartoons. The poor cow gets thinner and thinner; comical captions appear alongside the images. Warbles particularly affect hides; hides are handled and the holes the flies create counted. The film suggests that the way to tackle the problem is to get the community involved.



Physical description

1 film reel (11 mins.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


This film came as part of an acquisition of material relating to Cooper McDougall & Robertson Ltd.
The film edge code indicates a date of 1932 but subsequent information indicates a date of 1926 or earlier.

Creator/production credits

The United States Dept of Agriculture Educational Film Service: Contribution Bureau of Entomology. Directed by Edward Kelly, Photographed by Eugene Tucker. Bray Studios.

Copyright note

The United States Dept of Agriculture.



  • English

Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores 5959F


    Manual request

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