Cattle, Sheep and Pigs; Their Practical Breeding and Keeping

Cattle, Sheep and Pigs; Their Practical Breeding and Keeping

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...often it does not do so. Little can be done beyond that of the application of astringent lotions. ', Warts around the Eyelids.--Cattle are very often troubled with these growths around the margin of the eyelids, and their presence may lead to a certain amount of irritation. If it does, the best plan is to remove them with a pair of sharp scissors, but this again is work for the veterinary surgeon. Never apply liquid caustics to the eyelids, otherwise the eyesight will probably be injured. Tom Eyelids.--Injuries to the eyelids are not uncommon in cattle, and when such do occur, usually call for skilful treatment. A great deal, however, will depend upon the extent of the injury. If the skin only is torn the application of some antiseptic ointment, such as carbolic, etc., will usually suflice, but if the wound passes through the whole thickness of the eyelid ophthalmia results, and there may be a nasty, suppurating wound, possibly aggravated by flies if the weather is warm. Under these circumstances the most useful application is an ointment composed of the following: --Oil of Eucalyptus 2 drachms Vaseline 4ounces To be mixed well together and applied to wound night and morning. Tor n eyelids frequently require to be sewn or pinned, but this is a matter demanding professional skill. To prevent the animal rubbing the eye, it is necessary to tie it short, or else put an eye-cradle, or some other improvisation must be adopted. A weak solution of boracic acid makes a good application for bathing the eyes, especially when infected, and so does sulphate of zinc, or white vitriol, say five grains, to each ounce of water. In addition to the foregoing diseases either affecting, or implicating, the visual organs, there are others such as...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752171
  • 9781236752178