ANTIMONY. A mineral substance of great importance in veterinary medicine. It promotes all the secretions and excretions, particularly those of the skin, intestines, and urinary passages, by operating gently on the whole nervous and vascular system. If given in small doses, gradually increasing them, yet keeping to that proportion which excites no sensible discharge, it is efficacious in regenerating a healthy state of the blood. Antimony is used both as an alterative and evacuant, and hardly any article in the Materia Medica wiil admit of so extensive a use in diseases of cattle, acute as well as chronical.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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