The mildest of the mercurial compounds. Alterative and vermifuge. Dose, 2 to 4 dr. daily in farcy, glanders, grease, skin diseases, and worms; given alone, or with cream of tartar. For cattle, 1 dr.; swine, 3 to 10 gr.; dogs, 5 gr. in mange. With an equal weight of prepared antimony it forms Antimonial Ethiops - a more efficient preparation.
Medicines which quicken the circulation, produce warmth, and render the organs more active.
A weak carminative and diuretic. Dose, 1/2 oz. to 2 oz. Fern. Powdered male fern is given in doses of 6 dr., followed by a mercurial purgative, for expelling worms. M. Moiroud carries the dose to 2 oz.; or 5 or 6 dr. for smaller animals.
Emollient, nutritive, and stomachic. Dose, 1 oz. daily, to promote condition in horses, and in diseases of the chest. It is also added to the food of swine to promote their fattening. Used also externally in fomentations.
A warm aromatic, similar in properties to ginger. Dose, 1/2 oz. of the powder, or 1 oz. in infusion.
Stimulant, expectorant, and antispasmodic. Dose, 2 to 4 dr. But rarely used, Assafoetida being stronger and cheaper. Gall Nuts. Astringent; in diarrhoea. Dose of the powder for horses and cattle, 2 to 4 dr.; calves, 1/2 dr. to 1 dr.; dogs, 4 to 8 gr.
A drastic purgative. The dose for a horse is said to be from 2 to 6 dr., bnt its purgative effect cannot be depended on, and it gripes. 3 dr. have been known to cause great prostration, and the horse being killed, marks of intense inflammation were found in its stomach and bowels. It is a bad medicine for herbivorous animals. 2 dr. are sometimes added to salts and other purgatives for cattle. Sheep have been killed by 2 dr. A few grains are given to dogs to destroy and expel worms.
A stimulating expectorant. Dose, 1 oz. in chronic coughs and asthmatic complaints, made into balls with liquorice powder; or boiled in milk. It is a common remedy for coughs and chest affections in all domestic animals. It is also reputed vermifuge. For the roup in fowls it is given in doses of 5 gr.
Tonic and stomachic; in debility, after severe illness, etc. Dose for a horse, 2, 3, or 4 dr. of the powder; or from 1/2 dr. to 1 dr. of the extract. (See Vet. Formulary, Tonic Balls.) Cattle, 2 to 4 dr. or more. Sheep, 20 to 60 gr. Generally joined with ginger. An infusion is recommended as a wash to ulcers.
Stimulant and carminative; a general ingredient in cordial and tonic medicines. Dose, 1 to 3 dr., or in flatulent colic 2 to 6 dr. Cattle, 2 to 6 dr. Calves, 20 to 30 gr. Sheep, 30 to 60 gr. The smaller of the above doses may be added to all aperient medicines. It is also used as a masticatory. Dose of the tincture, 1/2 oz. to 2 oz.