Management and Feeding of Sheep

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Orange Judd Company, 1914 - Sheep - 471 pages
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Page 366 - ... Rochelle salts, the sole residuum of the baking powder which remains in the bread. Rochelle salts were formerly used frequently as a medicine, but are now less approved because of their injurious effect on the kidneys and bowels. Thus in the bulletin on " Food and Adulterants," prepared by Dr. Wiley, of the United States Department of Agriculture, it is stated that the amount of cream of tartar baking powder used becomes in the bread the equivalent of nearly an equal weight of the active ingredient...
Page 427 - ... two hours at least, stirring the liquid and sediment. The boiling should be continued until the sulphur disappears, or almost disappears, from the surface; the solution is then of a chocolate or liver color. The longer the solution boils the more the sulphur is dissolved, and the less caustic the ooze becomes. Most writers advise boiling from thirty to forty minutes, but...
Page 415 - Clean thoroughly between the toes ; pare away all diseased horn and remove the loosened pieces. The hoof, if grown out of shape, must be trimmed to normal proportion. Excessive granulations must be cut away or removed by actual cautery, and be repressed by astringent measures or pressure bandages. Pledgets of tow may be dipped in tar and applied over the granulations, so as to bring pressure at the right point.
Page 284 - ... months. 2. Sheep having their central permanent incisors fully up will be considered as exceeding 12 months. 3. Sheep having their second pair of permanent incisors cut will be considered as exceeding 19 months. 4. Sheep having their third pair of permanent incisors fully up and the temporary molars shed will be considered as exceeding 24 months. 5- Sheep having their corner permanent incisors well up and showing marks of wear will be considered as exceeding 3 years. These rules apply to sheep...
Page 388 - While active, they are so small as to be almost invisible to the naked eye, but under a strong lens are.
Page 425 - For every 100 gallons of dip desired, take 21 pounds of good prepared tobacco leaves; soak the leaves in cold or lukewarm water for twenty-four hours in a covered pot or kettle; then bring the water to near the boiling point for a moment and, if in the morning, allow the infusion to draw for an hour; if in the evening, allow it to draw over night...
Page 284 - Cattle having their fourth pair (corner) permanent incisors fully up and their anterior molars showing signs of wear will be considered as exceeding 3 years.
Page 284 - ... incisors fully up will be considered as exceeding 12 months. 3. Sheep having their second pair of permanent incisors cut will be considered as exceeding 19 months. 4. Sheep having their third pair of permanent incisors fully up and the temporary molars shed will be considered as exceeding 24 months. 5- Sheep having their corner permanent incisors well up and showing marks of wear will be considered as exceeding 3 years. These rules apply to sheep that have been forced for fat stock show purposes,...
Page 78 - ... either cotton or cheap wool substitutes. 12. Crimp. — The crimp, or curliness, of the wool is another important factor in its value, since this quality of the fiber aids not only its elasticity but, to a certain degree, the felting power of the fiber. A curly fiber is a great aid in spinning the wool, since it can be drawn finer and a more compact and rounded thread formed. By reason of the curly nature of wool, it is possible to spin a thread containing a very few fibers in its cross-section....
Page 416 - I to 4 dissolved in water. Four per cent carbolized tar makes a nice application for cleansing and disinfecting and keeps out dirt. The medical treatment, particularly the astringent, should be very carefully applied, especially into the crevices and deeper recesses.

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