FARCY, Farcio, hat. (iu Farriery). A creeping, loathsome, leprous disease iu horses, beginning with hard buttons, buds, or particles that dilate and spread themselves, and sometimes overrun the whole body, and following the course of the veins. These pustules in a short time become soft, break, and discharge foul and bloody matter. It appears indifferently in all parts of the animal. Copious bleeding is a remedy much relied on, after which four ounces of cream of tartar, with a lenitive electuary, made into balls, should be given every other day for one week, and at the same time let three ounces of nitre be put into his drink every day. The unbroken tumours should be rubbed, twice a day, with an ointment made as follows :—Elder ointment, four ounces; oil of turpentine, two ounces: sugar of lead, half an ounce; white vitriol, powdered, two drachms. The broken pustules should be rubbed gently with the " budding-iron," at a dull red heat.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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