reference to ‘Rot in Sheep.’ Farmers should remove their flocks from low lying wet
lands to high or dry ground; and, instead of feeding them turnips saturated
with moisture, devoid of nourishing qualities, and more or less impregnated with
the ‘fluke’ worms, should give them dry nutritive food, and the disease
will rapidly disappear.
This year the farmers have more than the usual abundance of straw, which
they should utilize by chopping it up and mixing it with Egyptian lentils, of
which sheep are fond, in moderate proportion. The nutritive and curative
properties of Egyptian lentils are well known, that popular article of diet, ‘
Revalenta Arabica,’ having them for its chief component, and is largely used as a
specific for the liver complaint. The sheep should feed out of the trough or
rack, which would prevent them from licking up the ejected larvae.