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Mr. Youаtt has given the following table as a means of distinguishing between the symptoms of colic and inflammation of the bowels, as the treatment which is beneficial in the first case, is generally fatal to the second :Colic.

Inflammation of the Bowels. Sudden in its attack. Gradual in its approach,

with previous indica

tions of fever. Pulse rarely much quick- Pulse very much quick

ened in the early period ened, but small, and of the disease and dur- often scarcely to be felt. ing the intervals of ease,

but evidently fuller. Legs and ears of the natu- Legs and ears cold.

ral temperature. Relief obtained by rubbing Belly exceedingly tender, the belly

and painful to the touch. Relief obtained by motion. Motion evidently increas

ing pain. Intervals of rest.

Constant pain. Strength scarcely affected. Rapid and great weakness.

The Treatment in this case should always be energetic and active. Bleeding must be resorted to in the first place. Seven or eight quarts of blood may be taken with safety, and if no relief is given in the course of a few hours, five quarts more may be drawn away if the horse is full and plethoric. A clyster must next be thrown up, previous to which it is necessary to back-rake ; and by no means make use of purgatives, as they would effectually kill the animal. Tobaccoclysters have sometimes been used with effect. External inflammation must then be excited by means Many bleed at first ; but if the symptoms be acute, nothing can be better; and joined with internal antispasmodics, as opium, &c., the good effects have been too frequent not to be strongly recommended.

In most cases of spasm horses are apt to perspire very considerably; the wet clothing should consequently be removed, and dry ones substituted in their place. Avoid exposure to cold for a day or two after any violent attack, and feed on bran mashes.

INFLAMMATION OF THE BOWELS.

Is of two kinds :- 1st., When the external coat of the intestines is affected; 2nd., When the mucous or internal coat is diseased: and this last is generally caused from an excess of purging.

The inflammation of the external coat of the intestines is often a very fatal malady; and runs so short a course, that the symptoms should be readily known, and the remedies quickly applied, and that, too, effectively

Causes.-Exposure to colds—drinking too freely of cold water when hot-sometimes from the lungs the inflammation proceeds to the bowels—lastly, colic will degenerate into it.

Symptoms.-It usually commences with slight fever attended with occasional shivering and restlessness; loss of appetite soon follows: the pulse is rapid and contracted within its usual size, and beats at the rate of 90 to 100 strokes.

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Mr. Youаtt has given the following table as a means of distinguishing between the symptoms of colic and inflammation of the bowels, as the treatment which is beneficial in the first case, is generally fatal to the second :-Colic.

Inflammation of the Bowels. Sudden in its attack. Gradual in its approach,

with previous indica

tions of fever. Pulse rarely much quick- Pulse very much quick

ened in the early period ened, but small, and of the disease and dur- often scarcely to be felt. ing the intervals of ease,

but evidently fuller. Legs and ears of the natu- Legs and ears cold.

ral temperature. Relief obtained by rubbing Belly exceedingly tender, the belly

and painful to the touch. Relief obtained by motion. Motion evidently increas

ing pain. Intervals of rest.

Constant pain. Strength scarcely affected. Rapid and great weakness.

The Treatment in this case should always be energetic and active. Bleeding must be resorted to in the first place. Seven or eight quarts of blood may be taken with safety, and if no relief is given in the course of a few hours, five quarts more may be drawn away if the horse is full and plethoric. A clyster must next be thrown up, previous to which it is necessary to back-rake ; and by no means make use of purgatives, as they would effectually kill the animal. Tobaccoclysters have sometimes been used with effect. External inflammation must then be excited by means

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