MANGE. This is a well known disease, highly contagious. It, however, as frequently arises from debility as from contagion. The horse first begins to rub and scratch; the hair, then, at various parts, falls off, leaving bare patches; and, if the disease be suffered to continue, the animal pines away amazingly. The cure of mange is simple; common sulphur ointment rubbed well in, all over the animal, once a day, will cure it in a week. The following remedies are also effectual:—
Lotion. Take of tobacco and white hellebore, three ounces; and boil in two quarts of water to three pints; then add an equal portion of limewater. Wash the horse all over with this every day.
Ointment. Arsenic, one drachm; sulphur, eightounces; lard, a pound; train-oil, sufficient to improve its consistence. In curing the mange, the horse should have a purging ball first, and then in a day or two a dose of nitre and cream of tartar. His food should be green if it can be obtained; or, if not, turnips, carrots, or speared corn.
Mange. See Dogs, Diseases of.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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