Proceedings Volume 15

Proceedings Volume 15

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...and skin affections, and exerts a general cleansing and healthful influence upon a flock. It should be repeated every second or third year. It is indispensible to the perfect success of this operation, that the lambs should be dipped at the same time and with great thoroughness, as the ticks abandon the old sheep after shearing, and seek refuge amid the thick wool of the lambs, and will not be extirpated unless the dipping is extended to the latter. ( Fattening sheep.--Sheep take on flesh and fat with great rapidity, when they enjoy a good range of sweet and abundant pasturage. Those that are not nursing, rapidly recover their fleh in the spring and are soon ready for market. They will not endure close confinement in stall feeding, but when fed an extra supply for fattening should be allowed an ample range. In England sheep are chiefly fattened on turnips in the field, although our climate will not permit the adoption of this economical practice, turnips may still be classed among the most valuable ingreiients for the fattening of sheep. The ruta baga, pumpions, carrots, and indeed all vegetables are highly useful for this purpose. Beans are peculiarly congenial to sheep, and prepare them rapidly for the shambles. Corn is probably better adapted for them than any other grain. Vegetables should be sliced for their consumption, and a vegetable cutter will be found of great utility and convenience in this preparation of their food. DISEASES OF SHEEP. My limits will allow me to notice only a small number of the most common maladies to which sheep are subject. These however will embrace most of the diseases which can be safely treated by the ordinary breeder. Although sheep are peculiarly sensitive to the attacks of disease, and yield...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891740
  • 9781236891747