American Fox and Fur Farmer Volume 7

American Fox and Fur Farmer Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...a few surgical instruments. The following will be found very useful: 1 scalpel, 1 pair extracting forceps, 1 automatic clamping forceps, 1 steel dosing syringe, 100 c. c. for enemas, etc., 1 glass aseptic syringe for irrigating wounds. This list of instruments may be more or less extended according to the ranchers experience. Lookouts As has been shown by an able article by Mr. Moore in a previous number of this magazine, a good lookout has a direct bearing on all other factors of fox farming. If results are to be known, a good lookout is essential. Mr. Moore's lookout is situated on a cliff overlooking the fox yard. Here the keeper spends most of his time thru the mating and rearing season, ever watchful. Hospital and Quarantine Pens There are more young foxes lost from intestinal parasites, especially round worms than from any other cause. A few ranches unhappily are infested with this parasite. Once the ground becomes infected it is a difficult problem to free the ranch from this worm. The object of this chapter is to show what may be done to prevent this parasite from contaminating new ranches. There are two outstanding features in regard to round worms. One that the worms can be easily driven out of the animal by medicines, and the other that the eggs live a long time in moist earth. It is evident therefore that the object of every new ranch, is to drive out all worms from every fox, before they are placed into their permanent pens. This fact has been suggested by Dr. Wadsworth in a previous article. Round worms, Belascaris Vulpis, unlike the hook worms can all be driven out of a fox without danger to the animal itself. To accomplish this a number of hospital or quarantine pens should be built. All foxes arriving are placed into these...
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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575199
  • 9781236575197