[ A Certain Cure for the Measles in Swine ]
Source: Royal Gazette and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Harriet Irving Library Microfilms (HIL-MIC)
A cure for measles in swine caused by poor food, by eating food boiled in lead and copper vessels, or from dirty pens.
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 con-
taining small globular pustules, of different
sizes, varying according to the different de-
grees of the disease; which originate from
their being fed with fusty, damaged corn,
or some unwholesome food; or from its be-
ing 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 cir-
culation of the fluids; hence, arise those
globular pustules, which are the juices ren-
dered viscid and coagulated. About once
a week, mix two spoonfuls of madder with
their food, which prevents obstructions,
acting as a diuretic, and is at the same time
an astrigent. And on some other day in
the week, give a spoonful or two of an
equal quantity of flour of sulphur and salt-
petre, well pounded and mixed, which pu-
rifies and cools the blood. All these differ-
ent 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 expeditiously.