The Diseases of Sheep Explained and Described

The Diseases of Sheep Explained and Described

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...animals are found. Such a remedy is, however, seldom of avail, inasmuch as a considerable part of the herd may be affected without any possible detection. This palliative cure, being still in some cases of benefit, may therefore be recommended. Of undoubted success, and therefore in nearly in all cases advisable, is the radical or simultaneous treatment of the whole herd. Formerly such a cure was seldom attended with favorable results, notwithstanding the employment of a great many different remedies. At the present time, however, the best results have been obtained, and itch disease may in most cases be considered as of little importance. Its cure may be warranted, provided the animal is not at the same time affected with another disease. The remedies of former times consist mostly of ointments composed of sulphur, turpentine, tar, quicksilver, etc. Although such remedies may be suitable in their proper form, their employment as ointments is not to be recommended, the cure being troublesome, expensive and tedious, it being almost impossible to apply such ointment to every diseased spot under the close-grown wool, which is of the greatest importance. For this reason ointments may be applied for months without entirely abating the disease. At the present time it is generally understood that the proper cure of itch consists in washing and bathing the affected animals, by which means the entire skin is supplied with the proper remedy without searching for the diseased spots. The composition of such washes or baths differs according to the opinion of the practitioner, the most celebrated composition being that of Surgeon Walz, which, however, I have repeatedly tried without any satisfactory result, it being too weak and not in all cases more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • General Books
  • Miami Fl, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552563
  • 9781236552563