Staggers, Stomach. The stomach is sometimes, when in a diseased state, affected by acute inflammation, from receiving into it poisonous or highly stimulating substances. However, this is not a case of very frequent occurrence. Botts are supposed to produce sometimes a species of chronic inflammation in the stomach. The principal indications of acute stomachic inflammation are, general heaviness, quick breathing and pulsation, legs and ears chilly, ice. If an over quantity of arsenic, blue vitriol, or corrosive sublimate, be received in the stomach, the best antidotes against their poisonous effects are, liver of sulphur; a solution of soap, with an infusion of flax seed ; a solution of gum arabic, or arrow-root boiled, is also recommended. If acute inflammation ensue from the action of violent stimulants, such as an excessive dose of nitrate of potass, linseed infusion is considered the best anti-stimulant. The animal should also be bled. If the stomach be inflamed by botts, doses of olive or castor oil should be given, and clysters of oil and warm water be thrown up. As the disease abates, his regimen of diet should be very temperate, nutritive mashes of bran, and a small portion of bruised oats; also green herbage, as grass, &c. are the best diet.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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