GARGET. This is an inflammation of the udder, and may attack the suckling females, of any farm stock, but is principally confined to cows and ewes. It is not common that the en tire udder is attacked, the inflammation being confined generally to one or two sections. There will be swelling, heat, pain and redness of the parts; the system will be generally disordered, and there will be loss of appetite, chills followed by fever, and a disordered state of the bowels. There will be loss of milk, it will be thick, lumpy and bloody. The inflamed parts at length sup purate, break down, and in extreme cases there is a total loss of milk, and in any case if the inflam mation pass into suppuration, the value of the animal is permanently diminished. In the early stage the persistent application of cold water, or hot water fomentations, will often remove the difficulty. The milk must be drawn often. A syphon is good. When the fomentation is dis
continued, the udder should be dried, and thor oughly rubbed with one half ounce of powdered camphor and two ounces, each, of extract of belladonna, and lard oil, the whole thoroughly incorporated together. If the pain is great the udder must be supported with a cloth, with holes for the teats, and to be fastened over the back. If suppuration ensues and abscesses form they must be freely lanced, the abscesses syringed with weak carbolic acid water, and healed by applying an ointment composed of two drachms pf chloride of lime to three ounces of lard, thor oughly mixed. If hard swellings remain, re duce them with an ointment of one drachm of iodide of sulphur, and six ounces of .glycerine. In every case we ever had ending in suppura tion, we have always found it cheaper, in the end, to fatten and sell the cow.
(See Pigeon Berry.)