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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: the fields with the other cattle. Early the following August the Devon bull was attacked with Red-water. He was drenched with 1% lbs. of Glauber salts and some spirits of turpentine. In about three days he died--not then knowing he had the Red-water. About the last of August other cases appeared and at the same time my English cattle at Atlanta were taken. I used freely salts and spirits of turpentine on the entire herd, both at the farm and in Atlanta, giving a dose twice a week. I sent to the farm an Irish cow-doctor, who had some reputation in Atlanta, with a collection of medicines which he said were used in the "ould" country, promising him $10.00 a head for every cow he saved. He used drenches and injections extensively, but all the cows under his treatment died. On his return I asked him why he was unable to save them. He replied, "They are different from the cows of the 'ould' country, they died too 'quack' for me;" meaning that the disease was more virulent than he had seen it in Ireland--the animals dying generally in from twenty-four to forty-eight hours after they were taken. I lost all of my Durhams, part of my Ayrshires and about twenty-five head of Devons, including the six imported from England. Three of the latter died in Atlanta and three at the farm, five within the same week, though separated from each other at a distance of eighty miles, north and south--those in Atlanta in the shade on dry food, and those at the farm on pasture. The disease re-appeared at the farm the next season, but in a milder form. On its re-appearance the entire herd were drenched twice a week with salts and spirits of turpentine. I lost but few cases the second year, and from that date to the present time the disease has not more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649052
  • 9781236649058