The Diseases of Livestock and Their Most Efficient Remedies

The Diseases of Livestock and Their Most Efficient Remedies

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...fever of a low typhoid form speedily makes its appearance, and carries ofiF the animal. This fever led to the disease, in some of its forms, being described as "inflammatory fever of cattle," by Youatt and others; but a more modern study of its nature has shown that the fever is a symptom only of a general blood poisoning. "Anthrax fever" occurs when the malignant inflammation attacks some of the internal organs. The cow or steer ceases feeding and ruminating, trembles, has partial sweats, arches the back and rests his quarters against a wall or fence. The temperature is high, 105 to 107; and this is the earliest symptom of the approach of the disease. The eye is sunken, dull and often yellow; the pulse weak and irregular, the breathing jerky, and there is tenderness over the loins, back or sides. The urine becomes bloody, a bloody liquid escapes from the nose, the eyes and the anus, and the dung is mixed with blood. Hence the expressive name of the disease, "The Bloody Murrain." The temperature falls below the natural one (100), and the animal dies in convulsion or stupor, often within twenty-four or forty-eight hours of the first symptoms; or else, the symptoms rapidly disappearing, he makes a prompt recovery. A remarkable form of the disease prevailed in Nebraska in 1872-3. It was confined to cows and heifers. They were attacked, while apparently in perfect health, with a malignant carbuncle or gangrenous swelling at the lower commissure of the vagina, the spot looking "as if dead or frozen." This ulcerated and extended rapidly up the vagina, involving the rectum and surrounding tissues. In about twenty-four hours from its first appearance, the cow was seized with nervous shudders, violent twitching more

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  • United States
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  • 9781236517265