CANKER In The Mouth Of A Hors^ is frequently very troublesome from its situation, and sometimes productive of great dilquietude by the length of its continuance ; it generally originates in any excoriation or wound in the mouth, becoming foul, and containing a corroding slough fin the nature of a fitfast) that must be taken away or destroyed before a cicatrix can be formed to perfect a cure. Various ancient rules and prescriptions have been transmitted from generation to generation for the performance of this very elaborate business ; some totally inadequate to the intent, and others lo efficaciously powerful, as to render the remedy worse than the disease- To remove every degree of suspense, as well as prevent trouble and dis-' appointment m the pursuits of far-fetched remedies, use the following method of cure.
Take borax and burnt allum, os each half an ounce ; let them be reduced to a very fine powder, and dilsolved in a.quarter of a pint of boiling water ; when cold add' one ounce of styptic tincture, and let the parts be plentifully touched with the solution twice every day, tillthe slough comes away; when the cure may be completed, by touching occasionally with tincture of myrrh and white-wine vinegar equal parts.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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