West Indian Bulletin Volume 3

West Indian Bulletin Volume 3

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of ticks and many cattle had died of tick fever, reducing the herd to 250. Only twenty-five calves had been reared the previous year. This 'Pen' came under my control, and I set about inquiring into the causes of the wastage of stock that had occurred, and found that in addition to the tick fever, the great mortality had been caused by screw worm, and by failure in milk production of a good many cows. I suffered under the great disadvantage of only being able to devote an occasional week end to personal supervision, but after long application to desk work for several days, it was a great relief to mount a horse and ride through the pastures, examine the statistics, and inspect the herds, analysing everything as best I could so as to trace back results to their true cause and devise a speedy and economical remedy for defects. Change of occupation is most restful and I experienced its benefits. For the tick fever I used kerosene oil emulsion (being the cheapest preparation I could discover), and the pen men added green tobacco leaves pounded so as to get out the juice, applied with whitewash brushes. This mixture, applied whenever an animal came into the pen with ticks soon gave the stock shining clean coats. SCREW WORM. For the screw worm nothing was used but Jeyes' fluid applied with a small brush which could be got within the orifice of any sore. A regular system for everything had however to be enforced. All saleable cattle were gradually got rid of and the money used to purchase heifers and bulls; every cow's udder was carefully examined and those which had got injured detected, the cows being fattened for the butcher instead of being permitted to breed. A pasture near the dwelling house was set aside as a 'dropping pasture' or lying-in...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624661
  • 9781236624666