The Army Horse in Accident and Disease

The Army Horse in Accident and Disease

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...of tempsrature (fever). The discharge is at first of the consistency of water, but may in severe cases become much thicker, and form dry crusts on the edges of the nostrils. Treatment.--The mild form does not require treatment; it ends rapidly in a cure. In severe cases, fumigation (steaming) with hot water, to which is added a small quantity (1 ounce to % pail of hot water) of creolin or carbolic acid, constitutes an excellent local treatment. Give bran mashes, and administer twice daily 1 teaspoonful of saltpeter, or 1 tablespoonful of chloride of ammonia until the animal has recovered. If the cough is frequent and the horse has difficulty in swallowing, the following liniment should be applied to the throat: Ammonia 1 part, oil of turpentine 1 part, olive oil 2 parts. Apply twice daily. CHRONIC NASAL CATARRH. Usually an unfavorable termination of simple catarrh; or it may be the result of injury and chronic inflammation of the nasal cavities, tumors, parasites, abscesses, etc., of the nasal cavities, diseases of the teeth, and chronic diseases of the respiratory (breathing) apparatus in general, and chronic constitutional diseases. Symptoms.--The discharge is quite thick and becomes glued to the sides of the nostrils; its color varies from a dirty to a yellowish gray; it frequently has a fetid (foul) odor; the quantity varies; the discharge is usually from one nostril, but both may be affected: in very old cases small ulcers may occasionally be seen in the nostrils; they are superficial and defined by sharp edges that are not thickened, and heal without leaving a scar. The ulcer of glanders may be found in the nostril, but the edges are shaped like saw teeth, and when healed a jagged scar remains. Treatment.--It is essentially local...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922360
  • 9781236922366