Dips

For the prevention of "scab" in sheep, which results from the burrowing of an acarus or the destruction of the parasite when present, various preparations of a somewhat similar character are used. The following formulas for sheep dips are recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture:

I

Soap............... 1 pound

Crude carbolic acid. . 1 pint

Water.............. 50 gallons

Dissolve the soap in a gallon or more of boiling water, add the acid, and stir thoroughly.

II

Fresh skimmed milk . . 1 gallon

Kerosene............ 2 gallons

Churn together until emulsified, or mix and put into the mixture a force pump and direct the stream from the pump back into the mixture. The emulsification will take place more rapidly if the milk be added while boiling hot.

Use 1 gallon of this emulsion to each 10 gallons of water required.

Constipation

I

Green soap........ 150 grains

Linseed oil........ 1.5 ounces

Water............. 15 ounces

Give 1/5 every 1/2 hour till action takes place.

II

Calomel........... 1.5 grains

Sugar............. 15 grains

Loss of Appetite

Sodium sulphate, dried............. 90 grains

Sodium bicarbonate.. 30 grains

Rhubarb........... 30 grains

Calamus............ 90 grains

Form the mass into 6 pills. Give one twice daily.

Inflammation of the Eyes

Zinc sulphate........ 20 grains

Mucilage quince seed. 4 ounces Distilled water....... 4 ounces

Bathe eyes twice daily.