Overexertion, injuries as blows, falls, will sometimes produce abortion.
REMEDIES: Arnica, Sabina, Secale cornutum, Pulsatilla, China and Rhus toxicodendron.
Arnica, ought to be given, if a mare in foal has received an injury, even if there are no signs of abortion.
Dose. Six drops three times a day for several days in succession.
Sabina, if there are symptoms indicative of abortion, especially if there appears to be violent pain, with discharge of bright red blood.
Dose. Four drops or eight globules every half, one or two hours according to the urgency of the symptoms.
Secale cornutum [Sec]
Secale cornutum, if there is violent straining and protrusion of the womb, or the discharges are of dark blood, and there is much debility.
Dose. The same as directed for Sabina.
Pulsatilla, of abortion has actually taken place, and the afterbirth is slow in coming away, and if this has not the desired effect in an hour give Sabina.
Dose. Six drops every fifteen minutes.
China, if there is much loss of blood, producing great debility.
Dose. Six drops every one, two or three hours according to circumstances.
Rhus toxicodendron [Rhus-t]
Rhus toxicodendron, if symptoms of abortion are produced by overexertion or a strain.
Dose. The same as directed for Arnica.
Frequently after an abortion, the afterbirth is delayed beyond the usual time of being discharge (say two or three hours). When such is the case, mechanical means will have to be resorted to, by producing traction upon the cord, and if this is not sufficient, introduce the hand and detach the adherent parts.