CANKER In Horses, is a very loathsome disease, which if continued long uncured, so testers and putrifics the part, that it will eat to the very bone; and if it happens so come upon the tongue, wHl eat it asunder ; lighting upon the nose, it devours the gristle through ; and if it comes upon any part of the flelh, it will fret and gnaw it a great breadth. It will be easily known, fur the places where it is will be raw and bleed much, and a white scurf will often grow upon the infected part.
This disease may be caused many ways, either by the engendering of melancholy and foul blood in the body, by unwholesome meat, and by some sharp and salt humours, proceeding from cold not long before taken, which will render his breath ver)' stinking.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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