Remedy for all the diseases of the hog.
--As the increase of this animal depends upon its health, it is highly important that it should be kept free from disease, or, should it become diseased, that it should be cured speedily and with as little trouble and cost as possible.
A writer in the ‘"Southern Watchman,"’ Athens, Georgia
, gives the following recipe, which we hope will be found useful to our readers who raise hogs.
A friend at our elbow says that hogs are exceedingly fond of the root, and will root a foot deep in the earth for it:
"Take any sized pot that suits the number of hogs intended to be fed, and fill the pot, say half full, of our common poke roots, fill the pot with water, and boil until the roots are soft.
Then make the whole into a thin mush by adding the requisite quantity of corn meal
When cold, feed it to your hogs, Some thirteen years ago an old gentleman told me of the above remedy.
I had just previously lost by some disease unknown to me nearly all of my hogs.
Since that time, I have given it several times each year, and have never since lost a hog by disease.
It will cost you nothing — try it."