This section is from the book "The Farmers Ready Reference Or Hand Book Of Diseases Of Horses And Cattle", by S. C. Orr. . Also available from Amazon: The Farmer's Ready Reference;.
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 of air: driving against a cold wind; standing without blanketing after rapid driving.
Treatment. - Place the patient in a well ventilated stable, and blanket if the weather is cold. Feed moderately on bran or oats and hay, and keep a pail of clean water where he can drink at will. Give from one to two drachms of nitrate of potash three times a day, either in the feed, water, or on the tongue.