THE HORSE. CATTLE. SHEEP. SWINE.

QUITE a number of requests have been sent us for a chapter giving recipes for the common diseases of animals. In response to these calls, we have had this chapter prepared. Of course in a work of this character, and in the limited space at our disposal, we cannot pretend to give an exhaustive treatise on these diseases, but the remedies given are believed to be reliable and trustworthy, and we hope they will be found useful in the more ordinary cases which from time to time arise.

The Horse. Big Head

Take of Oil of spike..............1 ounce.

Oil of hemlock...........1 ounce.

Turpentine...............2 ounces.

Linseed oil...............1/2 ounce. Mix.

Apply to the parts affected. Feed 1 tablespoon of jimpson seed every other day until you have given 3 doses.

Bots

Take of Chloroform...............1 ounce.

Linseed oil..............1 pint. Mix.

Give as a drench. Keep salt constantly within reach of the horse.

Colic

Take of Laudanum..............1/2 ounce.

Pulverized asafcetida.......2 ounces.

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

Peppermint...............1 ounce.

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

Give as a drench. Rubbing the horse's belly with turpentine is also one of the best remedies for colic.

Curb

Take of Tincture of Cantharides. . . 1 ounce.

Tincture of iodine.........1 ounce. Mix.

Apply to parts anected. Leave on 3 days. Then dress with grease or simple cerate for 3 days, and apply again.

Diarrhcea

Take of Tincture of gentian........1 ounce.

Tincture of catechu........1 ounce.

Sweet spirits of niter.......1 ounce.

Mix in a pint of gruel and give every 2 or 3 hours.

Distemper, Or Influenza

Take of Carbonate of iron.........1 drachm.

Powdered gentian.........3 drachms.

Flaxseed meal............2 drachms.

Mix into a thick paste with molasses, and give this dose morning and evening by placing on the root of the tongue. Steam the head and apply bran poultices to the throat.

Eye Lotion

Take of Gum camphor...........20 grains.

Sugar of lead.............10 grains.

Dissolve in 1 pint soft water. Apply with a feather. Secure the horse, and turn the upper lid inside out to see if a speck of dirt is present when the eye appears inflamed. If there is, remove it.

Farcy, Or Glanders

Take of Iodide of iron.............1/2 drachm.

Gentian root..............1 ounce. Mix.

Give this dose twice a day. Touch the ulcers with a strong solution of chloride of lime or carbolic acid. Give nourishing food, daily exercise, and attend to cleanliness. Keep the horse rigidly separate from other animals.

Fistula, Or Poll Evil

Apply the "blistering ointment" (which see) to the parts affected. When blistered, make an incision to evacuate matter, and apply a solution of 1 grain of choride of zinc to 1 ounce of water.