This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...frequently cause a great deal of irritation aud straining 1'roiii their presence near the anus. It is indisputable that the wounds caused by bots, in the stomach and elsewhere, may have serious and even fatal consequences; although the perforations of the stomach which are not, infrequently noticed in post-mortem examinations of horses that have been infested with bots, have, ill the large majority of cases, been made by these larva; after death. PKEY'ENTION.--The best means of prevention are keeping tho horse away from pasture land during the season when the gadfly lays her eggs, and picking or clipping them off when they are seen on the skin. When found ill large numbers on the coat, we may with advantage rub them, over with a mixture of one part of paraffin oil and two parts of sweet oil, the effect of which will be destructive to the eggs, and deterrent to the female gadflies. TREATMENT.--Generally speaking, bots in the stomach require no treatment; for they have as a rule but little hurtful effect 011 the horse; medicines do not appear to have much power in dislodging them; and they pass out at their appointed time. Although I have not tried the experiment, I am inclined to think that a course of tartar emetic, say, two drachms a day in the food for a fortnight, would have a marked influence in expelling these parasites. If bots are seen to be lodged in the rectum, they can be removed by the hand; the horse may be given an enema of 6 oz. of oil of turpentine and 3 pints of linseed oil; and the inside of the anus may be smeared round with a little mercurial ointment on the finger. If bots are lodged at the back of the mouth, they may be detached by brushing them over with eucalyptus oil, or a mixture of one part of oil of turpentine and three...
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91715113
Book Description Hutchinson, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091715113