Physic For Cattle

Take of Powdered ginger..........2 ounces.

Powdered anise-seed......2 ounces.

Epsom salts..............1 pound.

Molasses.................4 ounces.

Mix in 3 pints boiling water, and give at blood warm heat.

Red-Water

Take of Armenian bole............1 ounce.

Dragon's blood............1/2 ounce.

Castile soap..............2 ounces.

Powdered alum...........1 drachm.

Mix in 1 quart water and at blood heat. Repeat in 12 hours, if not better.

Ringworm

Wash with soap suds and apply a light coat of tincture of iodine.

Scouring

Take of Castor oil................1 ounce.

Prepared chalk...........1 teaspoon.

Powdered rhubarb....... .2 drachms. Mix in 1 pint warm milk. If no better, repeat in 36 or 48 hours.

Sore Teats

Wash the teats clean with soap suds and apply cream or grease with lard. Draw the milk with a milking-tube instead of the usual way.

Tar-Water For Cattle

Put I quart of tar in 4 quarts water. Stir for 15 minutes, then let it stand for half an hour, pour off, and it is ready for use.

Sheep. Bloating

If near a stream of water, throw the animal in and let it swim a while. Give a dose of physic, if it can be obtained readily.

Diarrhcea, Or Scours

Give 2 drachms laudanum and 2 ounces castor oil, mixed. One-third of this dose for lambs. One part white of egg to six parts water may be given freely.

Foot-Rot

Pare off all surplus hoof, though not enough to start the blood. Wash the foot and dip it in tar. Keep on dry pasturage and apply again in a week, if necessary. Sprinkle dry air-slaked lime on the floor if kept in-doors.

Foul Noses

Give some tar-water (which see), and apply a little tar to the nose. Cure not difficult.

Physic For Sheep

Take of Castor oil................2 tablespoons.

Laudanum.............. 15 drops. Mix.

One-third to 1/2 this dose for lambs.

Sore Mouth

Mix fresh butter and sulphur, and apply to the parts affected.

Scabs And Ticks

Boil 1 pound tobacco leaves in 2 gallons water. When cold, add 1/2 barrel cold water and dip the sheep (all but the head) in this mixture. Apply some to the sheep's head with the hand. This is the best remedy known.

Swine. Coughs And Colds

Physic a little with castor oil and sulphur and give a warming diet.

Diarrhcea

Give 2 ounces of olive oil mixed with 2 drachms laudanum.

Hog Cholera

Thought to be incurable. A good preventive when it is prevailing, is to put ashes or charcoal in the trough once a week, and slightly acidulate the drinking water with sulphuric acid.

Kidney Worm

It is said that as much arsenic as can be put on a dime will always cure this disease.

Lice

Same as for cattle (which see).

Sniffle Disease

Take of Muriate of ammonia.......1/2 drachm.

Gum camphor.............8 grains.

Molasses.................1 teaspoon. Mix.

Sore Throat

Take a piece of indigo as large as a hickory-nut, mash up in water and pour it down.

Sows Eating Their Pigs

Cover the pigs with a paste made of aloes and water. The bitter taste disgusts the sow.

Worms

Sulphur mixed with the food is the best remedy.