Galling of a Horse's Back, an injury occasioned by heat, and the chafing or pressure of the sad-dle.—To prevent this painful affec-tion, it is recommended to take the skin of a hind, well furnished with hair, and exactly fitted under the pannel of the saddle, with the hairy side next the skin of the horse.
When, on a journey, a horse's back happens to be galled, a little of the stuffing of the panne!, near the swelled part, should be taken out, and a piece of soft white leather stitched over it, to supply the . deficiency. Besides, the sore part of the animal's back should be dressed every evening with an ointment made of the white of an egg and a little powdered alum, beat up together till it acquire the consistence of honey; but, previous to its application, the injured part must be carefully wash-ed with cold water and soap. -Ignorant farriers, in such cases, generally apply salt-butter, and strew likewise common salt oh the horse's back, to remain there, over night. We, however, are convinced from experience, that such practice is hurtful, and that fresh hog's-lard, or butter, is prefera-ble.—In situations where alum cannot easily be procured, a rag dipped in lime-water, or vinegar, may be substituted with equal advantage.