Chapter 35 - Veterinary Appendix
Methods of Giving Medicines to Animals
Medicines and their Doses
Prescriptions

35.2 Medicines and their Doses

Medicines and their Doses. For convenience, certain abbreviations will be used, as follows: For the animals: H. for horses; C. for cattle; S. for sheep; D. for dogs. For the doses. m. for drops; gr. for grains; dr. for drams; oz. for ounces; lb. for pounds; pt. for pints; dr. 1 = 1 teaspoonful oz. 1 = 2 p tablespoonfuls fluid measure; 16 ounces= 1 lb. dry measure. Table of Doses. Acetanilide. H., dr. 1-2; S., dr. -1; D., gr. 3-5. Acetic Acid, Dilute. Used only externally, instead of vinegar. Aconite, Tine. of Root. H. , m. 5-30; C., dr. -1; S., m. 5-10; D., m. -5. Alcohol. H. and C., oz. 1-3; S., dr. 2-4: D., dr. 1-2. Aloes, Barbados. H., oz. -1; C., oz. 1-2; S., oz. -1; D., gr. 20-60. Ammonia, Aromatic Spirits of. H. and C., oz. 1-2; S., dr. 2-4; D., dr. -1. Ammonia Carbonate. H., dr. 2; C., dr. 3-4; S., gr. 15-40; D., gr. 3-10. Ammonia, Water of. H. and C., oz. -1; S., dr. 1-2; D., m. 10-20. Anodyne Hoffman's. H. and C., oz. 1-2; S., dr. 2-4; D., m. 10-60. Antipyrin. H., dr. 1-2; S., dr. -l; D., gr. 3-7. Atropine, Sulphate of. H., gr. 1-2; C., gr. 1-2; S., gr. 1/15th-1/12th. Balsam of Peru. H. and C., oz. 1-2; S., dr. 1-2; D., m. 10-30. Belladonna, Fluid Extract of. H., dr. 1-2; C., dr. 2-3; S., m. 10-15, D.y m. 1-3. Bismuth Subnitrate. H., dr. 2-4; D., gr. 10-30. Brandy. H. and C., oz. 2-4; S., oz. -1; D., dr. 1-4. Bromide of Potash. H. and C., oz. 1-2; S., dr. 2-4; D., gr. 5-60. Buckthorn, Syrup of. D., oz. 1-2. Calomel. H., dr. -1; C., dr. 5-6; D., gr. 3-5 (single doses.) Camphor, Spirits of. H., dr. 1-3; C., dr. 2-4; S., m. 15-60; D., m. 3-20. Carbolic Acid, 90 per cent solution. H. and C., m. 15-30; S., m. 5-10. Carron Oil. H. and C., oz. 4-6; S., oz. 1-2; D., dr. 1-8; Foals and Calves, oz. 2-4; Lambs, oz. -1. Cascara, Fluid Extract of. D., m. 5-30. Castor Oil. H. and C., pt. 1; S., oz. 2-4; D., oz. 1-2. Cerium Oxalate. D., gr. 3-5. Chlorate of Potash. H. and C., oz. -1; S., dr. -1; D., gr. 5-20. Cod liver Oil. H. and C., oz. 2-4; S., oz. -1; D., dr. 1-3. Colchicum, Wine of. H. and C., dr. 3-8; D., m. 10-30. Copper, Sulphate of. H. and C., dr. 2-4; S., gr. 20-40. Cottonseed Oil. (See Olive Oil.) Cream of Tartar. H. and C., oz. -1; S., oz. -; D., dr. -1. Croton Oil. H. and C., m. 15-30; S., m. 3-5; D., m. -3. Digitalis, Tincture of. H. and C., dr. 2-4; S., m. 30-dr. 1; D., m. 5-30. Ether. H. and C., oz. 1-2; S., dr. 2-4; D., m. 10-60. Epsom Salts. H., lb. -1; (laxative) oz. 2-4; C., lb. 1-2; (laxative) oz. 3-4; Calves and Foals, dr. 2-3; S., oz. 4-6; D., dr. 1-4. Gentian, Powdered Root. H. and C., oz. -1; S., dr. 1-2; D., gr. 5-30. H., dr. 2oz. 1; C., oz. 1-4; S., dr. 1-2; D., gr. 5-15. Ginger, Tincture of. H. and C.' oz. 1-4; S., dr. 2-4; D., dr. 1-4. Golden Seal. Hydrastus Canadensis Powder. H. and C., dr. 2-4; S., dr. 1-2; D., gr. 5-30. Iodide of Potash. H., dr. 2-4; C., dr. 4; S., gr. 15-30; D., gr. 2-10. Iodine. H. and C., dr. -1; S., gr. 10-20; D., gr. 2-5. Iron, Tinct. of Chloride. H. and C., oz. 1-2; S., m. 20-30; D., m. 5-60. Iron Sulphate, Powdered. H. and C., dr. 1-2; S., gr. 20-30; D., gr. 1-5. Jalap. D., dr. 1-2. Kamala. H., oz. 1; D., dr. -2. Linseed Oil (raw). H., pt. -1; C., pt. 1-2; S., oz. 6-12; D., oz. -2. Male Fern, Oleoresin of (for tapeworm). H. and C., dr. 3-6; S., dr. 1-2; D., m. 15-60. Morphine. H. and C., gr. 3-10; S., gr. -1; D., 1/8-1/2. Mustard (emetic, dog). D., oz. -, in warm water. Nux Vomica, Powdered. H. and C., dr. 1-2; S., gr. 20-30. Nux Vomica, Fluid Extract, doses same as powder. Olive Oil. H. and C., pt. 1-2; D., oz. 2-4. Cottonseed or Sweet Oil may be used internally in place of this. Opium, Tincture. H., oz. 1-2; C., oz. 2-3; S., dr. 24; D., m. 3-30. Phenacetin. H., dr. 2-3; D., gr. 3-10. Quinine, Sulphate of. H., gr. 5-60; C., dr. -1 ; S., gr. 5-10; D., gr. 1-2. Rum. H. and C., oz. 2-4; S., oz. -1; D., dr. 1-4. Salicylic Acid. H. and C., dr. 2-6; S., dr. 1-2; D., gr. 5-30. Saltpeter, Nitrate of Potash. H. and C., oz. -1; S., dr. -1; D., gr. 5-20. Soda Bicarbonate or Saleratus. H. and C., oz. -2; S., dr. -1; D., gr. 5-30. Sulphite of Soda. H. and C., oz. 1; S., dr. -1; D., gr. 5-30. Sulphur, Flowers of. H. and C., oz. 2-4; S., oz. -1; D., dr. -4. Sweet Spirits of Niter. H. and C., oz. 1-4; S., dr. 2-4; D., m. 10-60. Tar, Oil of, Oil of Cade. H. and C., oz. -1; S., dr. 1-2; D., m. 15-60. Whiskey. H. and C., oz. 24; S., oz. -1; D., dr. 1-4. Zinc, Oxide of. H. and C., dr. 1-2; D., gr. 5-10. Zinc, Sulphate of. Emetic only in dogs, gr. 10-15.

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