Poultry Ailments and Their Treatment: For the Use of Amateurs

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J. P. Mathew & Company, 1885 - Poultry - 56 pages

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Page 24 - the lungs, where they pass through the nymph stage and acquire sexual maturity. The male and female then unite, and attach themselves by their sucker-like mouths to the mucous membrane of the trachea. Between six and seven days are required from
Page 25 - hatch, the embryos find their way into the earthworm, where they remain until picked up by some bird, when the above process is repeated.
Page 20 - having a southern aspect and perfectly exposed to the sun. Upon carefully warming the little creatures the inflammation disappeared from the chest and did not return. All the
Page 19 - was examining this a third was struck so suddenly with oppression of the chest that it stood motionless, gasped for breath, had violent palpitation of the heart, left off eating and drinking, and died in two or three hours, as did the
Page 12 - health and life of that particular animal, grow and live. There are poisons circulating constantly in the bodies and blood of every creature that breathes; these, in the higher forms of life, are got rid of by glands specially adapted by nature for the purpose, such as the lungs, the liver, spleen, and kidneys; and by a kind of instinct each
Page 30 - would suffice that a little of the discharge from the abscess of a guinea-pig should get smeared over the food of the fowls and rabbits. An observer witnessing such deaths without apparent cause, and ignorant of this strange dependency, would no doubt be tempted to believe in the spontaneity of the disease. He would be far from supposing that the evil

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