par Béatrice Lijour* et Jean Blancou**
*Professeur, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes
** Docteur vétérinaire, Ancien Président de l’OIE
Presentation, summary and analysis of a report commissioned by the Ministry of Public Instruction to Jean-Henry Magne, Director of the Alfort Veterinary School, on the occasion of the 1867 Universal Exhibition. This report of 114 pages is a review of the progress accomplished in animal health and production since the 1840s with the help of the veterinary profession. According to Magne, the major advances were in respect of farm animal care and hygiene, mainly based on the scientific discoveries in physiology and zootechnics.