Modern Veterinary Practice Volume 3

Modern Veterinary Practice Volume 3

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...cattle in the herd. While, as I have already stated, nodular worm infestation is practically constant, yet it is essential that we should know, whether or not the condition is further complicated by the presence of other parasites. We come next to what I consider the important part of this subject, namely the treatment. Regarding the curative form, I have heard this discussed on numerous occasions. Claims have been made for the internal administration of copper sulphate, turpentine, arsenic, coal tar products, etc., but my own results with formalin and oil were, I believe, equally as good as those of anyone else. As a matter of fact, I do not believe that any known line of medicinal treatment alone for heavy nodular worm infestation is dependable. If the infestation consists entirely of stomach worms, results may be favorable. On the other hand, in eases of heavy lung worm infestation, curative treatment is equally unfavorable. It seems, however, that there must be some other factor in connection with these parasites, which devitalizes or depletes the system and which cannot be attributed to any local or mechanical effect. The presence of toxic material in the tissue substance of other parasites has been demonstrated, and might this not be equally true of those in question? But, whatever the means of destruction may be, the power sapping the system of their host is fully recognized. Consequently, no line of treatment is complete unless it carries with it a provision for the subsequent building up of the animal through added nutrition. However, when we consider this question from an economic standpoint, our greatest and most important problem is the curtailment of losses by preventive methods. For the present there is only one solution, ..
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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738357
  • 9781236738356