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Mortality Among Horses.i


Mortality Among Horses. INTERESTING CIRCULAR FROM THE RURAL SOCIETY. The following interesting circular from the Bacteriological Laboratory of the Rural Society of Argentina has been issued "The frequent rains that have recently fallen during the present season, so favour- able to the growth of dipteric disease, have been the cause of a multitude of. flies, amongst which are some that have been clearly proven to be dangerous to animal life. The disease that actually rages amongst the horses of this country, in an epizootic character, is caused by the larvae of one ot these dangerous varieties, that principally attacks working horses. The fly lays its eggs on the skin of the/ horse in the region of the throat, and a few days later the larvae begin to appear. These, in their efforts to procure suitable food, begin to bjte the horses, The latter, in an effort to cure themselves, lick the parts that have been-bitten, and thus swallow, in- voluntarily, large numbers of the poisonous larvae, which determines the cause of the disease. "The symptoms of the disease that then appears vary principally in intensity. Those most generally noted are lowness of spirit, rigidity, nervous spasms and constipation, The animals attacked by the disease charge I fences, and at times, owing to this, inflict on themselves serious injuries. This stage of the disease is followed by a period of langour and stupour, the animals become blind, and in the greater number of cases, they die. The disease can be combated by putting i all animals, even the healthy ones, through the disinfecting bath. If such a bath should not exist on the establishment, then a good washing of the throat with water and vinegar is recommended. Twenty-five per cent, of vinegar is the percentage recoit mended. A five per cent. solution of creoline is also efficacious. These washes should be re- peatdd as often as the presence of poisonous symptoms may be noticed. The washing should cover the throat, neck and shoulders. When an animal is noticed with the symptoms of the disease he should be taken to the shade immediately, and lukewarm enema should be administered, consisting of 4 spoonfuls Of ci-eoline to each 15 litres of soapy water. The following receipt should be given to each animal. Pulverised aloes, 40 grains. Carbonate of Soda, 8 grammes. Common Soap, 200 grammes. "This mixture, in a quarter of a litre of water, should be given, with care. "Twenty-four hours later the following mixture should be given: Turps, 150 grammes; raw linseed oil (or cooking oil), 35° grammes. This mixture should be well shaken, and given in two portions at an in- ierval of from 6 to 8 hours. Trwy law H. J. H. 1 1 ) if;X:-r ,iI" t.' ,f/.¡