Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Heaves, also known as Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a non-infectious airway condition in horses six years or older. An allergic reaction to inhaled particles, such as molds, caused coughing, wheezing, and an intolerance to exercise. The home-spun recipe called for feeding the horse a mixture made from cooked down and strained cattle feet.
The additional remedies were for lameness and inflammation in a horses's eye.
About This Item
- Title: Cure for heaves, lameness, and eye inflammation in a horse, ca. 1890
- Creation Date: circa 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 21 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-7684
- Collection: Recipe book
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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