The Veterinary Journal

The Veterinary Journal

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the part sent. The chemical examiner, in his report for the year 1880, further remarks: --" Whenever cattle disease is reported prevalent in any particular district, it is observed that the number of references to this office increases." This would go far to prove that the cattle-poisoners take advantage of an outbreak of disease to increase their harvest. The methods adopted by these men are many, but, generally speaking, may be said to comprise--1st. Administration of arsenic, which is one of the most common methods. 2nd. Subcutaneous poisoning, either by datura or ratti seeds (A Irus precatorius). 3rd. Mechanical--by the introduction of poison by means of a stick about one and a half feet in length either into the rectum or vagina. There are other and ruder methods adopted, but the above three may be said to be the most common. 1st. Arsenical poisoning. White arsenic is generally given in dough, but also frequently by being put into the head of Indian corn, the hole which is made being closed up with dough. 2nd. Subcutaneous poisoning. In the Punjab ratti seeds appear to be used to make up the paste, but datura alba is also used in this province, and more extensively in other parts of the country; these latter seeds are difficult to powder; in order, therefore, to make them up these professional poisoners first roast them. Either of the above agents are made up into small, conical-shaped pencils, about two inches in length and about one-fifth of an inch in diameter; at the base they are finely pointed; sometimes they are forcibly thrust into the skin over the loins, generally one on each side, but this practice often necessitates two or more attempts, which renders detection easier; the more advanced poisoners, therefore, first make more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666857X
  • 9781236668578