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A ` success in treating this disease by intravenous injections of a _ GE
solution of potassium permanganate. When the animal is f€
unable.to swallow, as is often the condition, there is danger of W
_ producing aspiration pneumonia in administering a medicine fe
  by the mouth. The stomach tube, however, may be employed O1
r _ _ to avoid this complication. -Morphine, bromides, chloral, etc., fh
2 l are often employed to quiet an enraged animal. In cases of M
  r long standing, when the animal is weak, chances of recovery H
  · - may be increased by the use of slings and liberal doses of S;
  . stimulants, such as alcoholic spirits or nux vomica. When the ti
  animal is convalescent, potassium iodine in drachm doses is U
Ti recommended. To check. the flow of blood to the brain and O.
  establish normal blood pressure, ice or cold applications may be A
Qi applied to the region of the poll. Aconite, ergot or veratrum
  » viride may be used for the same purpose. Blood letting is
  p recommended by some and condemned by others, and this ..
  - treatment depends a great deal upon the stage of the disease
  in which it is practiced.
52 Affected animals should be removed to a clean, dry, well ,,
  . ventilated, airy stall. A complete change of__ feed is of para- ·
  _ mount importance, and when made the disease was checked
  and proved to be a real benefit in chronic cases, aside from
 M preventing development of new cases. The animal should be K
  tied in a well bedded box stall to avoid any injury being inflict-
gg i ed upon himself during convulsions, which may appear at any
  stage of the disease, without warning, andlwhich may be ac- (
l` ?  companied by violencef The owner should not unduly expose
 Q himself, in controlling or quieting the`animal during such I
 I · moments, as the gentlest family horse may assume a vicious
 q attitude. Stalls for violent animals should, if possible, be
  padded and kept scrupulously clean. Disinfectants should fre- A
 , quently be sprayed on the floor and wall. A solution consisting
  of 6 ounces of chloride of lime to one gallon of water; liquor
  creosolis compositus or carbolic acid in 5 per cent solution in
  water is recommended for this purpose.
  It is very evident that the best method of combating this
  disease lies in prevention. Moldy, improperly cured, fer-
  mented or damaged feed should not be fed to animals. If nec-