Dog - Mange.—This is a very frequent disease in dogs, and is an affection of the skin, either caught by contagion, or generated by the animal. The scabby mange breaks out in blotches along the back and neck, and is common to Newfoundland dogs, terriers, pointers, and spaniels, and is the most contagious. The cure should be begun by removing the first exciting cause, if removeable, such as filth or poverty; or, as more generally the contrary (for both will equally produce it), too full living. Then an application should be made to the parts, consisting of sulphur and sal ammoniac: tar-lime-water will alsoassist. When there is much heat and itching, bleed and purge. Mecurials sometimes assist, but they should be used with caution; dogs do not bear them well.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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