This section is from the book "The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease", by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Also available from Amazon: The Dogs Of Great Britain, America And Other Countries.
Turnside is more frequently seen in the dog than tetanus, still it is by no means common. It consists in some obscure affection of the brain, resembling the "gid" of sheep, and probably results from the same cause. The dog has no fits, but keeps continually turning round and round, until death ensues from exhaustion. Tetanus is more commonly met with in high-bred puppies, whose constitutions are delicate; I have known a whole litter carried off, one after the other by the malady. No remedy to my knowledge is of any avail; bleeding, blistering, and purgatives are said to have restored some few cases. The seton, also, has been recommended, and is, in my opinion, more likely than any other remedy to produce a cure, care being taken to maintain and support the strength of the animal against the lowering effects of this remedy.