A Manual of Hom Opathic Veterinary Practice; Designed for Horses, All Kinds of Domestic Animals and Fowls
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... seven days should have been allowed to elapse since the last dose of the former remedy, before the adoption of a new one. Conditions for Suspension.--(1.) Aggravation and Antidotes. When the administration of any remedy is followed by a sudden, distinct, and unnatural aggravation of the symptoms, of such accelerated action as clearly to point out a medicinal operation, we should at once suspend all treatment, to allow the reaction to effect itself, and the medicine to exhaust its influence; except, indeed, such aggravation be so severe, or last so long as to prejudice the case, when we should have recourse to--The Antidote.--Antidotes to homoeopathic remedies, according to the most recent experience, and to very high authority, may be summed up under two heads, --suspension of treatment (which we have already mentioned), and the repetition of the same medicine, at an opposite potency, and in a less dose; that is, if the aggravation has followed the administration of six globules of the thirtieth dilution, we may administer three of the first or third potency, and vice versa. (2.) We should also suspend treatment in cases in which improvement is steadily progressive, as above directed, in the "Rules for the Repetition of the Dose." Conditions for Resuming Treatment.--These conditions consist, as before stated, in the reaseendeney of disease, and the selection of the remedy may fall upon the same as was previously employed, or upon ome other, according to the existing symptomatic indications. CHAPTER II. OP THE CHOICE, TBAINING, BREEDING, FEEDING, ACCESSORY TREAT-MENT, AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND FOWLS. We come now to the choice, training, breeding, feeding, accessory treatment, and general management of domestic..."