The Veterinary Surgeon's Vade Mecum; A Complete Guide to the Cure of All Diseases Incident to Horses, Cattle, Sheep, and Dogs

The Veterinary Surgeon's Vade Mecum; A Complete Guide to the Cure of All Diseases Incident to Horses, Cattle, Sheep, and Dogs

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...it is necessary to pare the foot down, carefully removing every particle of horn which may conceal any part affected. This must be repeated each time the foot is examined, which should be daily. All the putrified flesh must be removed with the knife, taking care not to go deeper than the decayed part, otherwise the coffin-bone will be in danger of injury. When this is properly done, let the shoe be fixed with two or three nails only on each side; and if it is necessary to stop the bleeding, lay over the incised part a handful of salt, and secure it with pledgets of tow. This application must be removed the following day, and the hoof examined, to ascertain whether or not it presses upon any tender part; if so, pare it thin, or if thought necessary, remove it. Take Corrosive Sublimate, two scruples; Muriatic Acid, two drachms; Friar's Balsam, Compound Tincture of Myrrh, of each two ounces. Mix them, and put into a bottle. Let this tincture be applied over the whole of the diseased part, after 'which, take pledgets of tow and dip in the following mixture, applying them all over the affected parts: --Take White Vitriol, Blue Vitriol, in powder, of each two drachms; Alum, in powder, half an ounce; Egyptiacum, four ounces; J Sulphuric Acid, twenty drops. Mix well. Spread pledgets of tow with this mixture, as before stated, and fill up the vacancy over them with other pledgets spread with the tar mixture ordered in thrush: this is the best method of effecting a cure. The foot must be dressed every day, and should any fungus make its appearance, it will be easily removed by touching it with lunar caustic, or sprinkling over it a little powdered verdigrise. The cure is rendered more difficult in these cases where the horse loses his hoof, which sometimes...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551702
  • 9781236551702