Chapter 34 - Veterinary Medicine
Introduction to Veterinary Medicine
Definitions
The Pulse
Respiratory Organs
Temperature
General Diseases Common to all Animals
General Plethora
Anemia
Blood Poisoning
Anthrax
Expressions Peculiar to Animals
Rabies Hydrophobia
Glanders
Tuberculosis
Lockjaw
Pox Variola
Lump jaw
Horse Ail
Epizootic
Pneumonia
Distemper
Texan Cattle Fever
Foot and Mouth Disease
Hemorrhage
General Inflammation
Catarrh
Sore Throat
Bronchitis
Heaves
Asthma
Emphysema
Lung Fever, Pneumonia
Catarrhal, Bronchial, or Lobular Pneumonia
Pleurisy
Hydrothorax
Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels
Disorders of Organs of Digestion
Pharyngitis
Paralysis of the Muscles of Swallowing
Choking
Crib Biting and Wind Sucking in Horses
Disorders of the Stomach
Dieases of the Intestines
Inflammation of the Bowels
Diseases of Urinary Organs
Diseases of the Nervous System
Diseases of the Spinal Cord
Diseases of the Skin
Diseased Conditions of the Joints
Diseases of the Foot
Shoeing
Parasitic Diseases

34.38 Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis. This term is applied when there exists an inflammation of the upper end of the gullet at the back of the mouth. The malady has already been spoken of in connection with inflammation of the larynx; but it also occurs as an independent disorder. Causes. Besides those already spoken of as being due to specific fevers and disorders of the upper air passages, it may be due to cold, exposure, dampness, direct irritation, or by irritation due to a disordered digestion. Symptoms. =Swallowing is difficult, is sometimes accompanied by coughing, during which the chewed food is forced back into the mouth and through it outward, while the fluids are thrown out through the nostrils. There is no fever or interference with breathing, unless there is also some inflammation of the larynx. Treatment. In many cases the condition remedies itself, if the animal is allowed a few days of rest. If the condition continues without alteration for three days, the parts had better be blistered as recommended for sore throat. If fever is present, the entire treatment should be that of laryngitis.

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