SYNOCHUS. That kind of fever which depends upon excess of blood, is generally produced by taking up a horse from grass, and putting him suddenly into a warm stable upon oats and hay; or by feeding a horse high and giving him little or no exercise. Fever thus produced is always to be cured by early and copious bleeding, that is, by bleeding until faintness is produced; for which purpose it is generally necessary to take off from one to two gallons, and sometimes more. Medicine is of no use in this disorder, unless it be caused by an acrimonious state of blood and humours, and then it will be useful.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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