CANKER In The Head Of A Horse : this complaint is discovered by the rawness and yellow matter; to cure which, observe the following: Take a pint of olive oil, three ounces of Burgundypitch, and an ounce of washed turpentine ; put them all into a pipkin, and mix them together over a gentle fire ; and, when they are mixed, add an ounce ot verdegris, and boil them up to the thickness of a salve, ever keeping the matter stirring; make a plaister, and apply it to the canker, according to the advantage of the place where it is situated, having first rubbed off the scurf or scabs ; and, if it happens to be in the nostrils, having washed it with a iponge at the end of a stick, dipped in salt and vinegar to cleanse it, warm the salve, and, dipping a feather therein, anoint the place afflicted wish it when warm, and capable of (ticking by the like application.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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