Indian Horse Notes; An Epitome on Useful Information, Arranged for Ready Reference on Emergencies and Specially Adapted for Officers and Country Resid

Indian Horse Notes; An Epitome on Useful Information, Arranged for Ready Reference on Emergencies and Specially Adapted for Officers and Country Resid

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...with the veterinary art, will be able to treat the ordinary wounds that horses are liable to on service. Astringent lotions for horse's wounds are: 2 drnchms carbolic acid to a pint of water, or 2 drachms sulphate of zinc to a pint of water, or ordinary solution of alum. P A R T v 1 1. POISONS. Cause, Symptoms and Treatment. POISONING may be the act of evil-disposed persons, such as thamars or dealers in leather, who want the skin of the corpse, in which case there is but the slightest probability of recovery, as in lndia they are skiliul in poisons. If there be any suspicion of this, always have the skin slashed freely to make it useless before the body is removed. Or poisoning may be from accidentally eating poisonous vegetable matter, from licking ointments applied for mange, by drinking water from leaden pipes, or from shot given to conceal symptomsof broken wind; or from drugs, such as arsenic, wilfully administered by ignorant servants with the notion of improving a horse's condition. VEGETABLE POISONS are most common in India; grasscutters may inadvertently collect them in cutting grass, or an animal out grazing may eat them. The symptoms are extreme drowsiness, the horse props himself against a wall with his head hanging close to the ground; he then occasionally totters, and ultimately falls down in a stertorous condition; nose, ears, and feet cold. Convnlsions and death generally ensue in an hour or so. The only chance of recovery is to rouse the horse from his stupor directly the first symptoms are recognized, lashing him with a whip, flashing gunpowder near him if necessary-, and keeping him on the move till his drowsiness quite disappears. A drench of eight drachms aromatic spirits of ammonia in a quart of warm ale...show more

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