The Tennessee Farmer's Horse Book; A Treatise on the American Horse and His Diseases. ...

The Tennessee Farmer's Horse Book; A Treatise on the American Horse and His Diseases. ...

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...would suddenly fall to the ground with violence. After a time a farm house was reached, but there was no remedy to be found there that the author had ever made use of. But something had to be done or the horse would soon die. In the absence of a regular syringe one was substituted, which was hastily manufactured from a large cane, and with it the horse was given an injection of about two ounces of tobacco juice. This made him very sick; he could scarcely stand upon his feet; his muscles were relaxed, and within a few minutes the animal was fully relieved. This was our first experience with an injection of tobacco juice, but have since that time made use of it in extreme cases, when other remedies had failed, with the most satisfactory results. INFLAMMATION OF THE KIDNEYS. This disease of the horse is of more frequent occurrence than perhaps the horseman is aware. We have been called upon to treat this disease when no amount of argument could convince the owner that there was any thing more the matter with his horse than colic. The symptoms are in some respects alike. Oause.--This disease is caused by abuse in almost every case. It can be brought on by hard work, hard riding, feeding on unwholesome food--rotten corn, molded fodder and hay--and by the administration of poisonous drugs, such as bluestone, copperas, and Span ish flies, all of which are administered to im prove the condition of the horse. It is astonishing how readily some persons will administer whatever may _be suggested as a remedy to improve the condition of their horse. If the horse is in health it is absolutely injurious to give him any medicine. If his appetite is bad, give him exercise and change his feed, and he will always shed his hair when the proper time comes for...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684405X
  • 9781236844057