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;.
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 lunar caustic- but it is not always seen in time for this.
Antidotes. - Dissolve half a pint of common salt in a quart or two of water and give as a drench, and bind salt moistened with hot water on the wound. Whiskey may be given in half pint doses every hour. An ounce of aqua ammonia well diluted with water and given every hour is good. The wound may also be bathed with ammonia. If great swelling takes place, little can be done.