Founder

Take of Aloes....................5 drachms.

Podophyllin..............1 drachm.

Capsicum................1 drachm. Mix.

Give this to physic him. Take off the shoes and put his feet in hot water, one at a time, if the horse is very stiff, or bleed freely from the thigh vein.

Heaves

Take of Balsam of copaiba.........1 ounce.

Balsam of fir..............1 ounce.

Calcined magnesium sufficient to make into a ball. Give a ball, the size of a hickory-nut, every morning for 10 days.

Lampas

Take of alum 1/2 ounce and the same amount of double-refined sugar, mixed with a little honey. Rub on the swelling: 2 or 3 times a day.

Lung Fever

Take of Tincture of digitalis.......2 ounces.

Tincture veratrum viride.. .2 ounces.

Tincture of aconite........1 ounce.

Ether....................1 ounce. Mix.

Put I tablespoon on the tongue every 30 minutes until 3 doses have been given. Wait 4 hours, and if not better repeat.

Mange

Physic the horse. Wash the skin with soap suds, and apply a strong sulphur ointment frequently. Attend to the cleanliness of the stable, and feed the horse well.

Ringbone

Apply the "blistering ointment" (which see) to the parts affected, and leave on for 3 days. Then dress with grease for 3 days. Wash off, and apply ointment again.

Scratches

Cut the hair off close. Wash the legs with strong soapsuds or with warm vinegar saturated with salt. Dry and smear them over with lard or mutton tallow.

Spavin And Splint

Same treatment as "Ringbone."

Staggers

Take of Barbadoes aloes......... .6 drachms.

Calomel..................2 drachms.

Oil of Peppermint.........20 drops.

Tincture of cardamons.....2 ounces.

Warm water..............1 pint. Mix.

Give as a drench.

String Halt

Get a land turtle. Try out the grease, and rub it on the inside muscles.

Thick Wind

Take of Oil of Sassafras...........1 ounce.

Spirits of camphor........1 ounce.

Aqua ammonia...........1/2 ounce.

Oil of cedar..............1/2 ounce.

Oil of cajeput.............1/2 ounce.

Hickory-nut oil...........1/2ounce.

Oil of origanum...........1/2 ounce. Mix.

Apply to the larynx.

Windgalls

Apply tight bandages soaked with decoction of white oak bark. Blister old windgalls. Do not puncture them - it may cause permanent lameness.

Blistering Ointment

Take of Corrosive sublimate.......1 ounce.

Gum camphor.............1 ounce.

Oil of origanum...........1/2 ounce.

Turpentine...............1 pint. Mix.

Hoof Ointment

Take of Spirits of turpentine.......1 pound.

Tallow..................1 pound.

Tar......................1 pound.

Black resin...............1 pound.

Lard.....................2 pounds. Mix.