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The Farmers Ready Reference Or Hand Book Of Diseases Of Horses And Cattle | by S. C. Orr



In preparing this little volume, the aim has been to make it just what its title implies, namely, a ready reference. The average farmer, with the many cares of agricultural life upon his mind, has no time to read elaborate works upon the scientific treatment of disease and store away knowledge for future use in the case of an emergency, as does the practitioner who has had the advantage of a collegiate course in veterinary science, but, on the contrary, he needs something to which he can refer with the shortest possible delay in the immediate time of need. With this in mind, the object has been to avoid everything that savored only of unproven theory; to make use of no mystifying technicalities; but to set forth every detail in as plain and concise a manner as possible.

TitleThe Farmers Ready Reference Or Hand Book Of Diseases Of Horses And Cattle
AuthorS. C. Orr.
PublisherS. C. Orr.
Year1894
Copyright1894, S. C. Orr.
AmazonThe Farmer's Ready Reference;
-Author's Preface To The Farmer's Ready Reference
In preparing this little volume, the aim has been to make it just what its title implies, namely, a ready reference. The average farmer, with the many cares of agricultural life upon his mind, has no ...
-First Part. Diseases of the Horse, Their Causes; Their Symptoms; Their Treatment
Introduction. In order to facilitate the understanding and carrying-out of the instructions given in the succeeding pages, a few hints are necessary, upon the recognition of disease, the nursing of p...
-Nursing and Feeding Of Horses
A good nurse is of as much importance as a good doctor. A careless or indifferent person should never be intrusted with the care of sick animals There should always be plenty of fresh, pure air, but a...
-Administering Medicines To Horses
Always first determine what the disease is, then select the remedy best suited or recommended for that disease. When a selection is once made give the prescribed dose and then wait a sufficient length...
-Care of Medicines
Liquids should be kept in bottles tightly corked. Powders also retain their virtues longer if kept in wide-mouthed bottles, well corked from the air. Each bottle, box, or package should be properly an...
-Respiratory Diseases In Horses
Distemper This is a common term used by the farmer or ordinary horseman for any or all diseases in which there is a discharge from the nostrils, sore throat, and difficulty in breathing. But as these...
-Catarrh - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
Catarrh, or common cold, is simply a congested or inflamed condition of the mucous membrane lining the nasal chambers and other cavities of the head. Causes. - Cold, damp stable; standing in a draft ...
-Strangles, or Colt Distemper - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
This disease is often called colt distemper because colts rarely ever escape it, very few horses reaching the age of five years without an attack. There are two forms of this disease: the regular, and...
-Influenza or Pinkeye - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
This is a special form of catarrhal influenza, known by the various names of influenza, pinkeye, epizootic, epizootic cellulitis, etc. This, like the other distempers, seems to be contagious, either b...
-Laryngitis - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
Laryngitis simply signifies sore throat or inflammation of the larynx. Causes. - Exposure to cold; standing in a stable where a current of cold air passes; driving rapidly against the wind, etc. Sym...
-Bronchitis - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
Inflammation of the bronchial tubes may follow any of the other respiratory diseases, or it may come on as a primary disease. Causes. - The exciting causes are the same as in other catarrhal ...
-Nasal Gleet - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
This is a chronic discharge from one or both nostrils. It may be the result of neglected case of strangles or it may come from some injury to the bones of the head. Sometimes a decaying tooth will c...
-Congestion of the Lungs - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
This is stagnation of blood in the lungs and is always the forerunner of inflammation, which can often be prevented if treated early. Causes. - Driving against a cold wind; rapid driving when in a de...
-Pneumonia or Inflammation of the Lungs - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
This is inflammation of the lung substance proper. Causes. - Same as in congestion. Symptoms. - The horse stands with head down and ears generally drooping; breathes short and quick and the mouth is...
-Pleurisy - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane covering the lungs and lining the thoracic cavity. It is often complicated with pneumonia. The causes are the same in both. Symptoms. - The symptoms are somew...
-Purpura Hemorrhagica - Respiratory Diseases of the Horse
Although this is a disease of the blood it generally follows some one of the respiratory diseases; therefore. I give it with them. Causes. - It comes from an impoverished condition of the blood, the ...
-Horse Diseases Of The Alimentary Canal
Horses Teeth As the teeth are the principal organs by which the food is prepared to enter the stomach, it is necessary that they are sound and in good order. Young horses often suffer during their se...
-Chronic Indigestion Or Dyspepsia In Horses
Is a very common disease among horses. It is generally the result of irregular and injudicious feeding. It comes on slowly, and therefore is not noticed until it has a fast hold upon the animal. Symp...
-Flatulent Colic In Horses
Although the word colic, in its true sense, signifies pain in the colon, yet popular usage has applied it to pain in any part of the abdomen. Flatulent colic is the result of acute indigestion and is...
-Spasmodic Colic In Horses
This is a spasmodic contraction of the intestines and is due to change of diet, change of temperature, eating frozen roots, vegetables, etc. Symptoms. - The attack comes on suddenly; the animal paws,...
-Enteritis In Horses
Enteritis is inflammation of the inner or mucous lining of the bowels. Causes. - Irritating food causing diarrhoea; catching cold or a prolonged case of colic; and sometimes irritating medicines give...
-Peritonitis In Horses
Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum - the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and forms the outer covering of the intestines. Causes. - Injuries to the abdomen, as kicks, blows and pun...
-Diarrhoea In Horses
The passages from the bowels are in a semi-fluid state. Causes. - A debilitated condition of the digestive organs often brought on by high feeding on rich food. Sometimes it is due to some irritating...
-Megrims - Epilepsy In Horses
This, in the mild form, is known as Megrims, Stomach Staggers or Blind Staggers; when it is severe it is sometimes called Epilepsy. Causes. - Undue pressure of some part of the harness, and sometimes...
-Bots In Horses
These are the larvae of the gad fly, Oestrus Equi. They are a great bugbear of the quack. Every case of colic or bowel trouble which does not yield to his treatment being attributed to bots. There is ...
-Worms In Horses
Those most commonly infesting the horse are the pin-worms or Ascarides. They are a small, round worm, pointed at both ends and from one to two inches long. They infest the large . intestines and rectu...
-Wormy Corn or Cornstalk Disease In Horses
This is a peculiar disease which sometimes affects horses in Kansas and other corn-growing states. The cause is not thoroughly understood. In my own practice I have found it only where horses were all...
-Diseases Of The Horses Nervous System
Inflammation of the Brain in Horses This is not a very common disease among horses in the Great West, although it does occur occasionally. Causes. - It may come from keeping in too high condition;...
-Cerebro Spinal Meningitis In Horses
This disease is not very common in this country, but may occur under any conditions - either in the stable or in the field. It is probably due to some parasitic vegetation which is taken into the stom...
-Sunstroke In Horses
This occurs occasionally when in a low-lying field surrounded by timber, shutting off all breeze, and under a broiling-hot sun a horse is pushed beyond its powers of endurance. Symptoms. - The horse ...
-Horses Shocked by Lightning
I do not remember of ever having seen this subject mentioned in any work on veterinary science. The only literature I ever saw touching the subject was a short account of the treatment of the stallion...
-Tetanus Or Lockjaw In Horses
Tetanus has heretofore been divided into two kinds; viz.: traumatic when the result of a wound, and idiopathic when occuring without a prior disease or injury; but science has proven beyond a doubt th...
-Paralysis In Horses
Paralysis is called hemiplegia when one side is affected, and paraplegia when only the hind parts are affected; or there may be local paralysis, as of the lips, ears, or of the tail. Symptoms - Loss ...
-Uncoordination Of Movement In Horses
This is a species of paralysis which affects, usually, all the muscles of locomotion in a similar manner. The cerebellum (little brain) or small division at the base of the brain is the seat of the di...
-Chorea In Horses
Chorea is a disease of the nervous system characterized by involuntary twitchings of the muscles. There are several forms of the disease of which a short description of each will be given. Stringhalt...
-Diseases Of The Horses Circulatory System
The Horses Heart The heart is the great fountain-head of the circulatory system, and, in connection with its coverings, is subject to numerous diseases - generally sequelae of other diseases; but, as...
-Inflammation Of A Vein - Diseases Of The Horses Circulatory System
Inflammation may occur in any vein, but it is oftenest seen in the jugular vein on the side of the neck. It is the result of some injury or of a bad job of bleeding or from improper care afterward ...
-Rheumatism - Diseases Of The Horses Circulatory System
A constitutional disease supposed to be due to an excess of lactic or some other acid in the blood. It is most prevalent during wet or changeable weather; it is often caused by exposure to cold; some ...
-Erysipelas - Diseases Of The Horses Circulatory System
Erysipelas is a febrile disease in which the skin, and often the tissues underlying it, become swollen, hot and painful. It is of two forms: The simple or superficial form, rarely seen in the horse, a...
-Diseases Of The Horses Urinary Organs
Inflammation of the Horses Bladder This seldom occurs except in a mare where the bladder has been injured in delivering a large foal. Symptoms. - The animal walks with a straddling gait and the ...
-Inflammation of the Kidneys - Diseases Of The Horses Urinary Organs
This disease very rarely occurs in the horse, although quacks frequently claim its presence; but that is more to cover up ignorance than from any knowledge of the disease. In order to prove their diag...
-Azoturia - Diseases Of The Horses Urinary Organs
Azoturia, so called from Azote, meaning nitrogen, is supposed to be due to an excess of nitrogen in the blood. A horse, in fair condition and on full feed, is doing regular work every day; finally, he...
-Diabetes - Diseases Of The Horses Urinary Organs
This disease is probably due to some impurity in the food, as musty hay or grain; it is not the same in the horse as in the human being, there being no sugar in the urine. Symptoms. - The symptom mos...
-Diseases Of The Horses Reproductive Organs
Inflammation of the Testicles in Horses This sometimes happens in the stallion and is generally due to some injury, as a kick from a mare while in the act of service. Treatment. - Give a dose of ...
-Diseases Peculiar To The Mare
Inflammation of the Udder This may occur in mares that are great milkers if the foal be not allowed to draw the milk away regularly: it may also come from catching cold by lying on the wet ground. ...
-Inflammation of the Womb - Diseases Peculiar To The Mare
This occurs in a day or two after parturition and is the result of injury or from lying on the damp ground soon after foaling and catching cold. Symptoms. - Arching the back and straining as in foali...
-Leucorrhoea - Diseases Peculiar To The Mare
This is a chronic discharge that comes from the womb. It may result from a part of the placenta remaining in the womb after parturition, decaying and setting up irritation, but it is more often due ol...
-Diseases Of The Horses Eye
Simple Ophthalmia The eye may suddenly appear weak and unable to bear the light, as a result of catching cold; the lids are kept closed and the tears run down over the cheek. It may also be caused by...
-Puncture Of The Horses Eyeball
Puncture of the eyeball sometimes happens by accident while the horse is grazing in the dark among weeds or brush. And it frequently happens that a gash is cut across the cornea on barbed w ire or som...
-Specific Ophthalmia For Horses
This disease is frequently known among horsemen as moon eyes. It is a constitutional affection which attacks the inner structures of the eye; it is due to hereditary influence, and although the firs...
-Bleeding Fungus In Horses Eyes
Sometimes as the result of an injury, in connection with some constitutional tendency, a spongy growth will appear in the eye and continue to grow until it protrudes in an unsightly, bleeding mass ove...
-Diseases Of The Horses Skin
Eczema - Diseases Of The Horses Skin Horses that are working in the mud and slush from rain and snow in cold weather, and are not properly dried, are apt to have the legs about the heels and fetlocks...
-Prurigo - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
When horses are highly fed on corn or other heating food there is often a severe itchiness of the skin which makes the animal almost frantic at times; he will bite his sides and rub himself against th...
-Urticaria - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
This is an irritation of the skin which occurs among colts and young horses, generally in spring or early summer months; but may appear at any season of the year. It has been attribut ed by some to ch...
-Summer Sores - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
Small lumps or pimples the size of a pea or larger come on the skin on any part of the body or limbs; these itch, and, by rubbing, a raw sore is produced which increases in size, becomes hard or caked...
-Lice - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
Any and all animals are liable to be troubled with lice, and more especially those that are thin in flesh. Where only one or two are to be treated a mixture of one part oil of tar, two parts sulphur a...
-Warts - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
Warts are small, rough, scaly tumors or abnormal growths formed by a thickening of the skin; they may come on any part of the body or limbs, but are often seen in great numbers about the nose and eyel...
-Mange - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
Mange, sometimes called Texas itch, because many horses coming from Texas were infested with it, is due to a parasite which burrows in the skin. The parasites are of three varieties, viz.: the sarco...
-Grease Heel - Diseases Of The Horses Skin
When a case of scratches has been neglected for a long time the blood becomes impure; the legs swell badly and a greasy, fetid matter oozes out through the pores of the skin and the horse often become...
-Diseases Of The Horses Lymphatic System
Lymphangitis This is also sometimes known as weed, Monday morning fever, etc. It occurs oftenest among heavy work horses that are working hard and being fed highly. They are sometimes allowed to stan...
-Anasarca - Diseases Of The Horses Lymphatic System
This disease is characterized by dropsical swellings of the limbs and lower part of the body. When it comes under the belly some call it water farcy; and it is called stocking when in the legs. It...
-Horses Wounds And Their Treatment
In this land of barbed wire fences, wounds in horses are of common occurrence. They occur on all parts of the body and limbs. As they generally take place while the animal is running at large in the p...
-Fistula and Poll Evil - Horses Wounds And Their Treatment
As these two diseases are of exactly the same nature only differently located, they will be treated under the same heading. When the disease affects the withers it is fistula, or fistulous withers; ...
-Calcareous Degeneration - Horses Wounds And Their Treatment
This is a species of tumor that has small calcareous or limy bodies interspersed through it. These bodies are from the size of a millet seed to that of a hazel nut, and form sores if located where the...
-Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
While some forms of lameness are so prominent as to be plainly visible at a glance, there are others which require the closest scrutiny to locate. Again, there are some who seem to have an innate facu...
-Sweeny - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Sweeny, sometimes called shoulder slip, is of common occurence in young horses, especially when put to work by the side of an older and stronger horse. It is due to injury of the muscles which pass ...
-Capped Elbow - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Sometimes it happens that the horse while lying down in the stall will bruise the point of the elbow so severely as to cause a soft, puffy tumor to form. If attended to at once it will generally yield...
-Knee Joint Lameness - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Injury to the knee joint may occur in various ways. As a sprain it may be from stepping in a hole; but bruises and cuts of the knee often happen from falling on rough, frozen or rocky ground, and from...
-Splint - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
A splint is a bony enlargement located between the large bone (metacarpal) of the leg below the knee and one of the small splint bones located on the back part of the large bone. It is generally locat...
-Quarter and Toe Crack - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
These two are the same in character, the different names only indicating the part of the foot affected. They are due to a dry and brittle condition of the hoof. They may be only very slight, causing l...
-Corns - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Corns are bruises of the sensitive part of the sole of the foot in the angle formed by the junction of the bar and the wall. They are the result of undue pressure from the shoe, sometimes caused by im...
-Sprain of the Back Tendons - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Sprain of the back tendons of the leg (flexors perforatus and perforans) may occur from hard driving, especially on uneven ground, or it may come from heavy pulling. Allowing the toe of the foot to gr...
-Navicular Disease - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Navicular disease, sometimes called coffin-joint lameness, occurs among horses that are used for hard and fast driving upon the roads. If it is of long standing it is incurable. Symptoms. - It is not...
-Hipped - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Hipped or down in the hip is when the point of the hip (anterior illiac spine) has become broken off, making that side of the hips have a drooping appearance. It is generally the result of a fall or...
-Stifled - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
The term stifled, as applied by common usage, has reference only to the patella or cap on the front part of the stifle joint. The patella slips from its position in front to the outside of the joint...
-Sprain of the Stifle Joint - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Sprain of the stifle joint proper may come from slipping and falling, or it may come from pulling in deep, sticky mud. Symptoms. - The horse stands with the leg flexed and the stifle dropping forward...
-Sprain of the Flexor Metatarsi - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
This muscle is situated at the outer edge of the front part of the hind leg between the stifle and the hock joint. A severe sprain and even a rupture sometimes takes place from slipping in heavy pulli...
-Bone Spavin - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
A bone spavin is a bony enlargement on the inner part of the hock joint. There are several things to be taken into consideration before deciding as to the curability of a bone spavin. If the enlargeme...
-Bog Spavin - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
A bog spavin, so called because it is soft, is a puffy tumor situated on the hock joint just above and a little to the front of the seat of bone spavin. It is an over-distention of the capsular ligame...
-Curb - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
A curb is a sprain of a ligament (calcaneo-cuboid) at the back part of the hock. It frequently occurs in attempting to back a heavy load, especially in deep mud or snow. It also comes from jerking the...
-Capped Hock - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
This is an enlargement on the point of the hock, the result of external injury. Its most common cause is kicking against the side of the stall in the stable. At first the enlargement is soft and fille...
-Acute Founder or Laminitis - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Founder (laminitis) is an inflammation involving the sensitive part of the foot contained inside the horny wall. It is sometimes the result of hard driving and pounding on the hard roads; but it also ...
-Chronic Founder or Laminitis - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
When a case of acute founder has been neglected or improperly treated, or when there have been repeated attacks, the sensitive structures of the feet become permanently changed and we have chronic fou...
-Nail Punctures and Bruises - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Horses are always more or less liable to injuries to the feet from nails and sharp stones. Nail punctures are most liable to occur to horses driven upon the streets and alleys of cities, while cuts an...
-Quittor - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Quittor may be defined as fistula of the foot. It is a fistulous opening formed in the sensitive part of the foot between the internal structures and the horny wall. It may come from nail punctures, b...
-Thrush - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Thrush is an irritation that takes place first in the cleft of the frog and the deep fissures at the sides of the frog and, if allowed to run on, the entire frog becomes undermined and diseased. It is...
-Gravel - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Sometimes when horses are barefooted and the sole of the hoof worn thin, small gravel will break through the sole and work up along the inside of the horny wall. If not removed the gravel will continu...
-Canker - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Canker is an obstinate disease which may follow a neglected case of any of the diseases in which the sole or wall becomes broken or destroyed, and the sensitive parts become involved. Filth also is a ...
-Ringbone - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Ringbone is the name given to an enlargement or bony growth which forms about the pastern. Sometimes it is located at the upper and sometimes at the lower joint when it is the more serious. As the enl...
-Side Bones - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
These are enlargements just above the top of the hoof near the back part of the quarter. They are the ossification, or changing into bone, of the lateral cartilages that surround and extend back from ...
-Dislocations - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Dislocation of a joint in the horse is not of very common occurrence, although it may happen sometimes. When it does take place it is generally serious, as the violence required to cause a dislocation...
-Fractures - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Horses are always more or less liable to fractures of bones, both of limbs and body. They occur from falls, from kicks from other animals and from running against solid bodies, etc. Fractures are of d...
-Open Joint - Lameness And Diseases Of The Horses Feet
Sometimes when a wound is near a joint the synovial sac is opened and the synovial fluid (joint water) is allowed to escape and then it becomes more serious. If the sac has only been punctured with so...
-Castration Of Horses
Although we are strongly in favor of the employment of either a veterinarian or a professional castrator to perform this operation instead of giving the job to anyone who may have the cheek to att...
-Breeding Horses
In treating this subject we shall be compelled, for want of space, to confine ourselves to giving only a general outline, and recommend those who desire to go into the finer details to that most excel...
-Care of Mare
The period of gestation in a mare has been placed at eleven months, although occasionally one will go a few days over twelve months. A mare should not be confined in the stable, but if not at work sho...
-Care of Foal
The foal should not be disturbed until it has had time to get dry and become accustomed to its new life, and it will generally get up and try to suck. If it should not be able to stand after an hour o...
-Rupture in Foals
As this is of frequent occurrence, which we know from the number of men who come to us each year for advice, and, as men are often wrongly advised by hoss doctors looking for a job, we will repeat t...
-Glanders - Chronic and Acute
Glanders is a specific contagious disease due to the entrance into the blood of a living germ - Bacillus mallei. This disease is communicated from one animal to another by inoculation or actual contac...
-Farcy In Horses
Farcy, or as it is commonly called, button farcy, is simply another form of glanders, which, instead of affecting the internal organs or the mucous membrane, characterizes itself by small tumors commo...
-Locoism In Horses
There are two plants, commonly known as loco or crazy weed, which, when eaten for some length of time, produce the peculiar condition called locoism or more commonly, locoed. These terms, like...
-How To Tell The Age Of A Horse
As the teeth furnish the best means of determining the age of the horse, a few words upon that subject will not be out of place. The horse has two sets of teeth, the temporary or milk teeth, twenty-fo...
-Second Part. Diseases of Cattle, Their Causes; Their Symptoms; Their Treatment
Introductory Hints With the cattle industry occupying the important position which it now does in the wealth and resources of the country it would be mere folly to place this work in the hands of the...
-Diseases Of Cattles Respiratory Organs
Catarrh or Common Cold Catarrh or cold is the result of exposure to cold or wet weather. Standing in damp, filthy stables or in a current of cold air are prolific sources of the disease. Symptoms. -...
-Pneumonia or Inflammation of the Lungs - Diseases Of Cattles Respiratory Organs
Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung substance and may be in one or both lungs. It is often caused by exposure to cold or wet, or by sudden changes of the weather; it may follow a severe case of cata...
-Pleurisy - Diseases Of Cattles Respiratory Organs
Pleurisy is the term used to designate inflammation of the pleura or membrane lining the chest and covering the lungs. It is often complicated with pneumonia and then becomes more serious. Symptoms. ...
-Diseases Of Cattles Digestive Organs
Choking Cattle are very liable to choke, especially when fed on roots, nubbins of corn, chopped pumpkins, or any other hard food. Symptoms. - The animal will stop eating, stand apart from the others...
-Bloating - Diseases Of Cattles Digestive Organs
Bloating is of very common occurrence in cattle, especially in districts where red clover is raised for pasture. Allowing animals to graze upon clover in the morning while the dew is on, or even when ...
-Indigestion - Diseases Of Cattles Digestive Organs
Indigestion in the chronic form is of frequent occurrence among milk cows, especially in towns and cities where large quantities of corn chop and other heating food-stuffs are fed. Mouldy or course in...
-Diarrhoea - Diseases Of Cattles Digestive Organs
Diarrhoea sometimes becomes a very serious affection in cattle. It may come from chronic indigestion or it may be due to an overfeed of grain; it also frequently happens from eating some irritating or...
-Gastric Delirium - Diseases Of Cattles Digestive Organs
This is a peculiar affection which I have frequently met with in Kansas, and to which I apply the above name for want of a better one. I have never seen the disease in other than cows while giving mil...
-Diseases Of Cattles Eye
Injuries Cattle are liable to receive injuries to the eyes from brush and weeds while grazing; also from chaff and other substances getting into the eye, causing it to become inflamed and throw off a...
-Bleeding Fungus - Diseases Of Cattles Eye
This is a cancerous growth which sometimes affects the eyes of cattle. A fungus growth grows in the eye and tissues around it, protruding from the orbital fossa and sometimes crowding the eye out with...
-Contagious Ophthalmia - Diseases Of Cattles Eye
Contagious ophthalmia in cattle is comparatively a new disease in Kansas, only having made its appearance about five or six years ago. It does not sweep the entire country, but is rather enzootic in i...
-Parasitic Diseases Of Cattle
Actinomycosis - Lumpy-Jaw Actinomycosis, or lumpy-jaw, is characterized by swellings on the jaws. The swelling may be on either upper or lower jaw and may be somewhat soft at first, but soon grows ha...
-Tuberculosis - Parasitic Diseases Of Cattle
Tuberculosis, or pulmonary consumption, is an infectious disease due to the bacillus tuberculosis which, through various channels, invades the animal's body. The most important consideration, with reg...
-Eruptive Aptha, or Pseudo-Foot-and-Mouth Disease - Parasitic Diseases Of Cattle
This disease first made its appearance in the State of Missouri a few years ago and was thoroughly investigated by Dr. Paul Faquin, State Veterinarian of Missouri at that time, and found to be due to ...
-Parturition And Its Subsequent Diseases
Parturition Although cattle in their wild and untrammeled state, guided by natural instincts, scarcely ever have any trouble during the process of parturition, the changes in their mode of life, cons...
-Parturient Paralysis - Parturition And Its Subsequent Diseases
It frequently happens after a difficult case of parturition, and sometimes where delivery was easy, that there is partial paralysis of the hind quarters. Sometimes a few days of good nursing will brin...
-Parturient Apoplexy - Parturition And Its Subsequent Diseases
This is an affection of the brain and spinal cord and, although many different theories have been written in explanation of its origin, pathology and treatment, nothing very satisfactory has ever been...
-Garget - Parturition And Its Subsequent Diseases
Garget is of frequent occurrence among good milkers, especially in cities where cows are highly fed. It is often the result of careless milking, but may come from exposure to cold or wet. Symptoms. -...
-Mad Itch Or Specific Cerebro Meningitis In Cattle
The so-called mad itch in cattle has long been a mystery to cattlemen, as it seemingly attacked cattle in all conditions, fat cattle in the feed yards frequently falling victims. Many causes have be...
-Infectious Abortion In Cattle
It is a well known fact that outbreaks of abortion among cows frequently occur in certain localities which cannot be traced to any visible or ordinary cause. No condition of flesh or health seems to b...
-Gonorrhoea In Cattle
Occassionally a bull, from serving a cow suffering with leucorrhoea, will be attacked with an inflammation of the penis and mucous membrane lining the sheath which, if allowed to continue, often cause...
-Blackleg In Cattle
This is a disease which affects only young cattle, and is due to a micro-organism taken into the system from the soil in some localities. As many theories have been advanced regarding the origin of th...
-Snake Bites With Cattle
Sometimes it happens that animals are bitten by poisonous reptiles. If the Wound is discovered immediately after it has been inflicted, the best plan is to cut it out and touch all raw surface with lu...
-Cornstalk Disease In Cattle
The disease known by this name is characterized by symptoms of indigestion followed by delirium. Various opinions have been advanced in regard to its cause, but no satisfactory treatment has yet been ...









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