Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Hadley, F. B.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 57: how to care for sick animals PDF (945.2 KB)
How to Care for Sick Animals Why wait until animals. get sick before preparing to dare for them Even a short delay may do away with chances of recovery. If the fol- lowing suggestions as to the care of sick animals are put in practice. losses will be fewer and recoveries more rapid. SECURE ABLE ATTENDANT A competent attendant will first prevent the sick animals from seri- ously injuring themselves, and seek to give constant attendance when attacks of acute pain occur. He will also see that the skin is carefully groomed. Grooming keeps the pores of the, skin from clogging with dandruff and dust and assists ib in maintaining a constant internal temperature of the body. The curry comb and bristle brush are neees- sary for proper grooming; the former should be used lightly on sick animals, but the latter vigorously. When combined with vigorous rubbing, grooming stimulates the circulation of blood over the entire surface of the body. FURZNIBS GOOD QUARTlSRS For large animals, such as the horse and cow, a box stall, 12 x 12 or 14 x 14 feet and free from draughts, should be available for their treatment when sick. The walls of the stall should be kept white- washed, and the floor clean and dry with straw, sawdust, shavings or other loose bedding. Soiled bedding and droppings must be removed promptly for cleanliness is essential in the care of both sick and healthy'live stock. When possible, remove all the bedding from the stall and dry it in the sun each day. An enclosed stall is best for most cases and neces- sary for nervous, animals, as by it they may be shut away from noises and other annoyances, and the 'windows may be darkened. Moreover. any disease-producing germs that may be given off by sick animals are more easily destroyed- i6a kept from spreading through the stable when a' eldsed box! stall is available for animals suiffering from infec tious disease - ~il I. i; I I 1 I t .,
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