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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                                  -
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