Mr. Finlay Dun recommends the following treatment: Soft laxative food, brought to the patient; rest; cleanliness; comfortable, soft lodging; hydrochloric acid and treacle, and Condy's fluid for mouth, udder, and feet; lead acetate solution. Milk cows frequently; syphon.
For treatment of the Cattle Plague of 1865, see further on.
1. Glauber's salts 1 lb, treacle 4 oz., sulphur 4 oz., aniseed 1/2 oz., cream of tartar 2 oz., warm water 3 pints; give it new-milk warm. The above is for a full-grown beast. The mouth to be washed with a strong solution of blue vitriol, burnt alum, and vinegar. If the feet crack, apply a mixture of equal parts of hydrochloric acid and water.
2. Some cattle-masters give common salt in gruel, with great success. - Blaine,
3. After a mild dose of salts - sweet spirit of nitre 1 oz., ale yeast 6 or 8 oz. - Blaine.
4. Epsom salts 8 oz., sulphur 2 oz., nitre 1/2 oz., ginger 1/4 oz.; half of this to be given in warm water, with 1 oz. of sweet spirit of nitre. Repeat daily. When the bowels are properly relaxed, and the fever reduced, but much weakness remains, give the following:
5. Tonic Drench. Gentian 4 drs., ginger 2 drs., sulphate of iron 2 drs., sweet spirits of nitre 1 oz., warm water q. s.; wash the mouth with one of the lotions for canker (Vet. Formulary); dress the feet, after paring and poulticing, with equal parts of tincture of myrrh and butter of antimony, and afterwards apply the astringent powder (see Vet. Formulary). - Spooner.