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Symptoms And Treatment Of Cattle Diseases - Part 8

( Originally Published 1912 )


Cattle Ticks are small parasites which attach themselves to the skin of cattle, and they are frequently the means of spreading Texas Fever, which is a fatal disease unless the Ticks can be destroyed before the last stages of it are reached.


The treatment consists in washing the whole animal thoroughly with a warm solution of Germ Killer ; then applying to all parts of the body and thoroughly rubbing in Skin Ointment. All affected and exposed animals should be treated in this manner until all danger is past. Give Cow Tonic internally to tone up the system.

See Prescription No. 73, page 177.


An ulcer is an open sore on an external or internal surface of the body. Ulcers are caused by inflammation combined with poor reaction on the part of the tissue affected. Local injuries are the immediate exciting cause of external ulcers. Internal ulcers, such as those of the mouth, stomach and intestines, are caused either by injury by foreign bodies, such as a kick, or by micro-organisms and decomposed secretions or other contents.

While the tendency of ulcers is to get well spontaneously, nature is best assisted by cleanliness of the parts by washing them thoroughly with a warm solution of Germ Killer and applying Absorbent to all affected parts, alternating with Healing Lotion. For ulcers of the mouth apply Healing Oil and give Fever Paste.

See Prescription No. 74, page 177.


Retention of the Urine is usually brought on by any form of paralysis of the hind parts, such as occurs in Milk Fever. The treatment consists in passing a Catheter, which is a silver-plated tube about a foot in length and a quarter of an inch thick, into the bladder. This will allow the urine to flow freely. This instrument should be thus used in all cases of paralysis of the hind parts, as there is usually a retention of the urine.

See Prescription No. 75, page 177.

VOMITING. Symptoms.

In the first place there is a loss of appetite, and the animal only takes part of its feed. Later on it fails to eat at all, and finally vomits what it has eaten. In other cases, the animal may be in a poor condition, and perhaps has been given food sparingly, then allowed to eat an over amount. In this case it is liable to eject or vomit from five to ten pounds; and will then oftentimes go on eating as though nothing had occurred. In either case, vomiting is due to indigestion, and the treatment consists in giving Cow Tonic to overcome indigestion, and to tone up the system. The bowels, which contain a lot of undigestible material, should be toned up and emptied by giving Laxotonic (per mouth), and from two to four quarts of warm water (per rectum). The animal should be given bran mashes made from linseed tea. To prevent the whole herd from becoming thus afflicted, mix Stokvigor with salt and place in sheltered trough where the cattle can have free access to same.

See Prescription No. 76, page 177.


Are little tumors, and often appear very suddenly and are liable to appear at any part of the body or limbs, angles of the mouth, corners of the eyes or tips of the ears. For this reason they are difficult things to remove, and great care should be taken in removing them. The only safe and reliable method is to apply Wartine, once daily, to warts of all kinds until they disappear. The large warts should be pulled out by the roots with the fingers or forceps; then apply the Wartine and Healing Lotion alternately to the wound thus made.

See Prescription No. 77, page 177.


There are many different kinds of wounds, some being due to external injuries, others the result of an improper condition of the blood.

Wounds of every nature, both surface and deep-seated, should be washed with a solution of Germ Killer.

Use both Absorbent and Healing Lotion, alternate:. Apply and inject same in the following deep-seated wounds, end into abcesses and fluid sacks, after they have been opened; capped knees; blood blisters (or bruises) ; fistulas, lump jaw, abscesses, or abscesses of the udder; punctured or lacerated wounds, such as are often caused by barb-wire, tin, glass, nails or slivers; sore feet due to cracking, and formation of ulcers between the claws; wounds left after removing large warts.

It is difficult and important in all deep-seated wounds to keep proud flesh from forming, and to cause the wounds to heal nicely without a scar. This can be done if the above directions are carefully and closely followed.

GERM KILLER cleanses the wound.

ABSORBENT prevents proud flesh.

HEALING OIL soothes and heals.

Use Healing Oil for superficial or surface wounds such as cracked or inflamed skin; bruises or irritated skin, such as is often noticed on the knees, ankles, hocks, and hips, from lying on cement floors ; cracked or sore teats ; sore mouth, both around the mouth and inside; bites of insects; poisoned or inflamed condition of the skin, and all superficial irritations of the skin.

Healing Oil should be used freely on the instruments and hands of the operator. It should also be applied to the scrotum of all live stock castrated, such as calves, colts, lambs and pigs.

Healing Oil is invaluable to the veterinarian, or to parties who make a business of castrating stallions, bulls, boars, or rams, as it prevents infection and blood poisoning in all surgical operations.

See Prescription No, 78, page 177.

The raising of, live-stock and poultry is of incalculable importance to the country: meat, milk, cream, butter, cheese, eggs, feathers, wool, leather, and numerous by-products swelling the receipts from these sources to overwhelming figures.

The annual receipts from the cattle industry alone in the single state of Wisconsin equal the total annual gold production of the U. S., $92,000,000.00; and this does not take into account the great value of cattle in fertilizing the soil.

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