In the first place bleed the horse severely. Give him spirits of nitre, in water which should not be too cold, for it would chill him. Keep him well covered with blankets, and rub his legs and body well. Blister him around the chest with mustard seed, and be sure to give him no cold water, unless there is spirits of nitre in it.
Take croton oil, aqua ammonia, f.f.f; oil of cajuput, oil of origanum, in equal parts. Rub well. It is good for spinal diseases and weak back.
CUTS AND WOUNDS OF ALL KINDS.
One pint of alcohol, half ounce of gum of myrrh, half ounce aloes, wash once a day.
SPRAINS AND SWELLINGS.
Take 1-1/2 ounces of harts-horn, 1 ounce camphor, 2 ounces spirits of turpentine, 4 ounces sweet oil, 8 ounces alcohol. Anoint twice a day.
Take of burnt buck's horn a table spoonful, every three days for nine days. If there is no relief in that time, continue the powder until there is relief.
SADDLE OR COLLAR LINIMENT.
One ounce of spirits of turpentine, half ounce of oil of spike, half ounce essence of wormwood, half ounce castile soap, half ounce gum camphor, half ounce sulphuric ether, half pint alcohol, and wash freely.
LINIMENT TO SET THE STIFLE JOINT ON A HORSE.
One ounce oil of spike, half ounce origanum, half ounce oil amber. Shake it well and rub the joints twice a day until cured, which will be in two or three days.
I have tried the following and found it an efficient remedy. I have tried it on my own eyes and those of others. Take bolus muna 1 ounce, white vitrol 1 ounce, alum half ounce, with one pint clear rain water: Shake it well before using. If too strong, weaken it with rain water.
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