HORSES KILLED BY EATING HAWS.
The Sporting Magazine, just published for Sept. 1819, contains a letter
from a correspondent, dated Norwich, Sept. 26, which states as follows:
"A mare, the property of a gentleman in this neighbourhood, was lately
attacked apparently with a violent fit of colic. The remedies usual in bad cases
were immediately applied, but without producing the smallest effect. The poor
animal endured the most excruciating agony for 16 or 18 hours, when a
mortification ensued, which soon put a period to it's sufferings.
On opening the stomach, it was found to contain three balls, containing
the stones of haws perfectly concreted, and each of them larger than a man's
fist, which obstructed the passage to the viscera, inasmuch as the medicines
were found in the same state as they were poured down, immediately above them.
Another mare was attacked in the same way the following day; but the
symptoms were less violent, and by application of strong remedies, she was
An old man, who has been on the premises several years, informed me he
remembered the death of a horse having once before happened from a similar case
in the same park."