Gravelling, a disorder incident to horses much employed in travelling. It is occasioned by small particles of gravel penetrating between the hoof and shoe, in consequence of which the part swells and festers.
The most efficacious remedy, we understand, is to remove the shoe as early as possible; to draw the place to the quick; to express the matter and blood gathered there, and to pick out all the gravel. The wounded foot is next to be washed with copperas-water; then to be filled up with a mixture of hot grease and turpentine; the hole stopped with the refuse of flax or hemp, and the shoe pro-perly set on again. Meanwhile, the animal should not be suffered to work or travel, and the foot must be kept dry : thus, it is a serted, it will heal after two or three dressing.