J. W. WARD'S WORLD WAR I DI­ARY — BAT­TLE­FIELD HORSE REME­DIES

Horse & Hound - - Equine Lives In The Great War -

COOL­ING POW­DERS FOR SUM­MER

¼lb sulpher [sic]

¼lb ni­tre

¼lb cream of tar­tar

¼lb black an­ti­mony (Can ig­nite spon­ta­neously. Toxic, ef­fect sim­i­lar to ar­senic poi­son­ing)

Mix to­gether and give one ta­ble­spoon­ful in a mash once a week

FOR COLIC (FLATUENTIAL [SIC])

1 pint lin­seed oil 2oz tur­pen­tine

FOR WORMS

Two hands­ful wood ashes with one pint new milk to be given af­ter a 20-hour fast

FOR A COLD OR SHIVER OR GEN­ERAL CASES OF OVEREXHAUSTION

Ad­min­is­ter one pint old beer and one ta­ble­spoon­ful gin­ger

FOR RINGWORMS

1oz io­dine

Mix with one pint of petrol and paint the sores

EX­TRA SPE­CIAL

1oz linet [lin­i­ment] opium

1oz sweet spirit ni­tre

Mix one gill wa­ter

To be given as a drink in a des­per­ate case

COUGH ELIXIR

½lb black trea­cle

1oz aniseed

2oz li­cur­ish pow­der [al­ter­na­tive spell­ing of liquorice]

1oz Par­ro­gie [pos­si­bly a brand name for propy­lene gly­col]

Thor­oughly mix and ap­ply on the tongue for coughs in all an­i­mals

FOR A FOOT POULTICE IN CASE OF NAIL TROU­BLE

2oz Jeyes Fluid

In a bran poultice and let it be on all day

FILM ON THE EYE

72 grains of sul­phate of zinc

To a pint of wa­ter

Use for three days daily and then ap­ply fine caster sugar through a quill un­til the film has dis­ap­peared

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