A Certain Cure for the Measles in Swine

[ A Certain Cure for the Measles in Swine ]

Date: 1791/03/04

Publication Format
Print

Type
Veterinary Medicine

Symptoms
measles

Ingredients
madder
sulphur
saltpeter

Places
Dublin
Ireland
Nova Scotia

Source: Nova Scotia Magazine
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Nova Scotia Newspapers on Microfilm | Reference: Microfilm Reels 8062, 8063

Description

A description of the causes followed by a remedy to prevent swine measles. nn.143, Microfilm Reel 8063.


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A CERTAIN CURE FOR THE MEASLES IN SWINE.
            [From the Dublin Universal Magazine.]
IT frequently happens that swine are 
killed when disordered by the measles,
which is easily discovered by the meat or
flesh containing small globular red or
white pustules, of different sizes, varying
according to the different degrees of the
disease; which originate from their being
fed with fusty, damaged corn, or some un-
wholesome food; or from its being boiled
in lead and copper vessels, in which it
hath lain too long; or from their being
kept in a wet or dirty pen; either of which
causes tends to obstruct the free circulati-
on of the fluids; hence arise those globu-
lar pustules, which are the juices render-
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ed viseid and coagulated.--About once a 
week, mix two spoonfuls of madder in
their food, which prevents obstructions, 
acting as a diuretic, and is at the same 
time an astringent. And on some other
day in the week, give a spoonful or two of 
an equal quantity of flour of sulphur and
saltpetre, well pounded and mixed, which
purifies and cools the blood. All these
different articles added to each pail of food
in the morning, on separate days, prevent
the measles, keep the swine extremely
healthy, and fatten them more expediti-
ously