Ring Bone or Spavin

[ Ring Bone or Spavin ] William Chapman

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Chapman

Date: Directly before several pages of veterinary remedies are accounts paid by William Chapman in 1765; after are accounts from 1771. This remedy may be from that time period. | 1765/01/01 to 1771/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Veterinary Medicine

Symptoms
blister
tumour
inflammation

Ingredients
mercury sublimate
soap
oil of bay
train oil

Places
Yorkshire
England

Source: William Chapman Pocket and Account Book
Institution: Mount Allison University Archives | Source Origin: Webster Manuscript Collection Fort Beausejour National Historic Park | Sublocation: Pocket and Account Book Used Originally by William Chapman | Reference: Accession 7001

Description

One of several veterinary remedies in this section of the manuscript (page 5). Image courtesy of Mount Allison University Archives and Fort Beausejour National Historic Park.


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Transcription

Ring bone or Spavin
Sublimate Mercury and
Comon Soap each 2 ounce
Oil of Bay one ounce Make
it in to an ointment:
_____________
keep the Hors dry in 
the hous till the Blis
ter stops then rub on
train oyl till well:

Annotations
Ring bone
A term from veterinary medicine, ringbone is an "Inflammation involving the pastern bones [between the fetlock and hoof] of a horse's leg, typically resulting in swelling of the pastern with an abnormal bony outgrowth" (OED).
Spavin
A term from veterinary medicine (14th-19thC), spavin refers to "A hard bony tumour or excrescence formed at the union of the splint-bone and the shank in a horse's leg, and produced by inflammation of the cartilage uniting those bones" (OED).
train oyl
Train oil is "extracted from the carcasses of sea animals, esp. that obtained by boiling the blubber of the right whale" (OED).