• Short Summary

    A NEW EXPERIMENT IN BRITAIN - THE USE OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION TO WATCH OVER MATERNITY TIME AT THIS STUD FARM AT WASTE IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

  • Description

    A NEW EXPERIMENT IN BRITAIN - THE USE OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION TO WATCH OVER MATERNITY TIME AT THIS STUD FARM AT WASTE IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

    THE FOAL IS THE FIRST BORN IN BRITAIN UNDER A TELEVISION CAMERA HOOKED UP TO THE BEAMS OF THE STABLES THERE.AN ORDINARY HOUSEHOLD LAMP PROVIDES ENOUGH LIGHT FOR THE STABLE MANAGER AND HIS WIFE TO VIEW AT NIGHT-TIME-IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR LIVING-ROOM.

    THE FOAL'S NAME - TO MARK THE EVENT: "CLOSED-CIRCUIT." AND HER MOTHER, A BROOD MARE:"STRAIGHT RUN."
    BOTH BEFORE AND DURING THE BIRTH, THE VIGIL WAS KEPT - AND THANKS TO THE TELEVISION CAMERA THERE WAS NO DISTURBANCE TO THE MARE; THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT BEFORE FOALING, VETERINARY SURGEONS SAY.

    THE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SYSTEM - IT CUTS DOWN THE NUMBER OF STAFF REQUIRED TO WATCH OVER THE BIRTHS.THE MAKERS OF THE EQUIPMENT - MURPHY ELECTRONICS - SAY THAT IT COULD PROVIDE THE SAME BENEFITS FOR FARMERS WHO HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEMS AT CALVING TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61QYGXDZNTMFFS5OBE1UNWRBP
    Media URN:
    VLVA61QYGXDZNTMFFS5OBE1UNWRBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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