Practical Lessons in Tropical Agriculture

Practical Lessons in Tropical Agriculture

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...or both eyes. If treated in time, mange can be cured by scraping the infected parts; scrubbing with warm water and soap; and applying a strong disinfectant. Kreso is an excellent remedy for this disease. Tapeworms. Tapeworm infection is very common among hogs in the Philippines. The tapeworm is a long, jointed worm which is found also in the intestine of human beings. Sections of these worms that are filled with hundreds of eggs are from time to time broken off and pass out through the alimentary canal of persons. If hogs are permitted to eat this matter, the eggs of the tapeworm are taken into the body of the hog. They then develop in the hog's body, and the young worms are finally deposited in the muscles, liver, and other parts of the hog. If the meat or liver of the hog is then eaten by persons, the young worms attach themselves to the wall of the intestine, and later become full-grown tapeworms. Preventing infection by tapeworms. Tapeworm infection can be prevented by: 1. Inspecting the meat and destroying any that is found to contain the young worms. When meat is known to contain tapeworms, the entire animal is destroyed. 2. Cooking all meat thoroughly before it is eaten. This will kill any worms that may be in the meat. 3. Preventing hogs from eating matter that contains the eggs. 4. Cattle and fish may also be infected by tapeworms, and diseased meat from these also should be destroyed. Kidney worm. This disease is caused by the presence of a small worm in the kidneys, liver, and other parts of a hog. It is very difficult to tell when a hog has kidney worms, but the animal usually becomes very thin and often is paralyzed in the hind.., .. r J Fig. 90. Note the round cysts legs. At first the hog becomes in this piece of pork. A more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236609083