JAUNDICE. As the horse has no gall-bladder, but a simple duct, by which the bile is passed from the liver to the intestinal canal, the diseases of the biliary system are not frequent. Jaundice seldom or never arises as a disease in itself, but very often as symptomatic of other complaints. The symptoms are a yellowish tinge on the inner surface of the eyelids, eyeballs, nostrils, and mouth, costiveness, dry and hard dung, with debility, loss of appetite, thirst, and high-coloured urine. The object to attain, in the cure of jaundice, is to promote a good secretion of bile and urine: for this purpose, calomel and aloes, in the following proportions, must be given every other day:—Take of calomel, one drachm; of aloes, two drachms; beat up into a ball, with a little mucilage of gum arabic. When this operates, it need not be repeated; but, if it do not, a dose of salts and gruel must be administered to assist its operation. On the succeeding day, give the following:—Take of squill pill, a drachm; of nitre, half a drachm; of calomel, a scruple; make into a ball with a little soap. Continue the alternate uses of the above medicines, assisted by mashes, warm ale, &c. until the dung becomes of a healthy appearance, and the yellowness abates, which will be in a few days, unless other diseases are connected with jaundice. Let the horse he walked about twice a day, and covered in the stable during the cure.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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