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For Short-wind Or Heaves

Categories: Diseases of Animals

I have a mare that has something wrong with her wind. About six months

ago I noticed her wind was not good and she had a slight cough, and

about a week later, while working her, she seemed to choke down and

almost died before she got her wind, and since then she sometimes takes

those spells should she trot off briskly for a short distance.

Give two 3/2-ounce doses of Fowler's solution arsenic daily. Dusty or

/> musty hay will aggravate the symptoms. Thoroughly shake out the dust and

wet the hay. Feed hay only at night. Give the animal as little feed and

water as possible before being put to work. Continue this treatment one

month if necessary. The following is a case of experience with this

treatment: For a remedial agent we began to use Fowler's Solution of

Arsenic, in two teaspoonful doses at first. once a day, put in the water

with which the hay was moistened. These doses were given for a few days,

then skipped for a day, then continued for five or six days again. This

treatment has been continued. At times when the trouble was most severe,

giving a great spoonful at a dose, twice a day for two days, then

stopping for a day or two, always being sure to mix it with the water

which the hay is moistened, so that it shall be taken into the stomach

very slowly. This course of treatment has served to so relieve the

disease that nature has nearly or quite overcome it.