Second annual report on the diseases of the domestic animals in Connecticut (Google eBook)

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Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Printers, 1873 - 68 pages
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Page 74 - LANE MEDICAL LIBRARY STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER STANFORD, CALIFORNIA 94305 Ignorance of Library's rules does not exempt violators from penalties.
Page 14 - In its use care should be taken not to prolong the application so as to depress or increase the depression already existing of the whole system. When the acute nervous symptoms are accompanied by marked prostration, it is advisable during the application of the...
Page 3 - The virus, he says, is neither destroyed by boiling nor by roasting, and of this fact he had innumerable instances. Now, it is a remarkable circumstance that ever since the importation of this disease (pleuro-pneumonia) into England from Holland in 1842, the annual number of deaths from carbuncle, phlegmon, and boils, has been gradually increasing.
Page 5 - ... individuals fed, too often to my knowledge, on the flesh of cattle affected with pleuro-pneumonia, have been seized occasionally with vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pains, &c., and have traced such accidents to the meat, to such an extent, that many refused to eat it.
Page 2 - He says, indeed, that the effects of the poison were often experienced by the missionaries who had eaten the meat, even when the presence of the disease was scarcely perceptible ; and in many cases when the Backwains persisted in devouring the flesh of such diseased animals, death was the consequence. The virus, he says, is neither destroyed by boiling nor by roasting, and of this fact he had innumerable instances.
Page 6 - Cases that alarm us more, perhaps, are those extremely common ones of parturition fever in cows. The malady is extremely common, and many cows that die are drained of what blood they can lose after they have breathed their last, and then carted away by the butcher. Diarrhoea, symptoms of cholera, and death have been known to result from eating such meat. But recently a case occurred in Edinburgh, which indicated most forcibly the imperative necessity for prompt interference to put a stop to the traffic...
Page 4 - ... the meatshops, slaughter-houses, and bacon-factories must be looked after to stop the sale of dangerous bacon just as much as we require to analyse for the adulteration of groceries. " I am, however, quite convinced that the tens of thousands of carcases of diseased animals sold in all large towns are stealing life from human beings when and where we least expect it. It is asserted by many at home and abroad that the flesh of cattle affected with pleuro-pneumonia is wholesome. I hope the day...
Page 4 - ... from five to twenty pounds sterling. Live stock insurance companies were formed immediately after the importation of foreign diseases, and these companies found, what farmers had discovered, that it was better to kill for the butcher than to treat animals affected with disease, so that in many ways the slaughter of diseased live stock as human food has been sanctioned and encouraged.
Page 4 - The number of such individuals increased, and at present there is keen competition for a cow affected in the last stage of pleuro-pneumonia, and with an ever-increasing scarcity of animal food, it is of daily or rather hourly occurrence that diseased town dairy cows realize from five to twenty pounds sterling.
Page 32 - ... That these parasites prevail most in wet seasons, when these germs are likely to be upon the herbage ; but many examples have been adduced of their occurrence in hot and dry seasons, where the feed has been short, and where the animals consequently crop close to the ground to obtain their sustenance. That dry and warm situations, good and nutritious diet, such as oilcake, bean and pea meal, oats and bran, with free access to rock salt, are the best means of prevention : and that turnips and other...

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