Special Report Volume 1

Special Report Volume 1

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...is but one isolated county, yet it furnishes food for reflection. I do not claim that clover does not contain potash and soda (sodium) in a neutral form. The claim I set forth is that this food has an acid reaction in a green state; that it contains an excess of vegetable acid; and that confinement to this diet will induce flatulency and dyspepsia in any omnivorons animal. It is the natural food of horses, cattle, sheep, deer, and buffaloes, but not of swine; and the anatomy of the hog proves the statement. My claim is that no omnivorous animal can remain in health on an exclusive diet of green clover. I append the following notes from my daily journal: John Nimick, near Washington, Iowa, had a breed of Chester Whites, mixed with Berkshire. Pens, filthy; range, timber, with clay soil and grass; food, soaked oats after they had been taken sick; good water. Had ninety-four head; sixty-seven died and seven recovered; seven now sick. Symptoms: diarrhea, prostration of strength, tympanitis. Dissection of one hog one year old showed great emaciation, tynipanitis, little change in liver, lungs, spleen, and kidneys. Bowels were expanded with gas, and there were a number of ulcers situated at seat of solitary glands. The disease was typhoid fever. No treatment was attempted, as the man refused to follow instructions; but the slowness of progress under the rather unfavorable circumstances showed the slight contagion there is in typhoid, as merely turning the drove out on a diiferent pasture had alone checked the rapid progress of the disease, although sick and well remained together. John V. Anderson, VVashington, Iowa. Poland-China herd; on grass and away from straw or manure when attacked. Soil, black loam; Water, open ditch; intense heat, 99 F., ..show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753992
  • 9781236753991