SCOURING. In colts and calves this is usually produced from some disability of the dam, or in the case of calves, from improper food. This must be remedied according to the nature of the case. Diarrlicea in horses is pro duced by a variety of causes, as indigestible or irritating food, disorder of the liver, or from constitutional tendency or weakness. It must be met according to the nature of the case. It is often an effort of nature to get rid of inju rious matter in the system. If so, as soon as discovered, give a moderate dose of linseed oil, say from a half to one pint, but if the discharge has proceeded natnrally for some time, such remedy would not be indicated. As a general remedy, two drachms of spirits of camphor, one drachm tincture chloride of iron, and one ounce of ether would be indicated. If the discharges are sour and fetid, take one ounce each of pow dered chalk and bi-sulphite of soda, to be mixed in the food two or three times a day. If the diarrhcea is the result of over purging by medi cine, give two ounces each of laudanum and powdered chalk, mixed in gruel of flour, every three hours until an effect is produced.
For horses or cattle where a more astringent effect is required to counteract an irritable relaxed condition of the bowels, give the follow ing in gruel or linseed tea: One drachm each of powdered kino, powdered opium, powdered gentian, and bi-carbonate of soda. Or it may be made up into a ball and given. For scouring in calves, give in milk or linseed tea, four drachms of calcined magnesia, twenty grains powdered opium, and two drachms of powdered rhubarb. Useful remedies are also strong teas of willow bark, with the addition of a little ginger or calamus root. For lambs troubled with diarrhcea, take one drachm of powdered opium, one-half ounce of powdered ginger, and two ounces of prepared chalk; mix these in a pint of calamus or mint tea, and give a tablespoonful twice a day until relieved. If this fails, to the foregoing add one ounce of powdered eateehu, and give as before directed.