A black horse, which had been under the veterinary surgeon for three months; had large lumps on its shoulders and neck, some of them had burst and others had been lanced by the surgeon. As fast as one got better another would break out. When I saw the horse, he had one large ulcer of about six inches diameter with a large core in the middle, besides numerous small ones forming all over the horse’s shoulders; the surgeon said the large ulcer would not get better until the core came out, and he ordered the man, when he dressed the horse’s wound, to try to poke it out with a stick.
1. Skin hot. 2. When touched, the horse would shudder as if he was in great pain, and shrunk from the touch. 3. Ulcers running yellow matter. 4. Horse very thin. 5. Lame on the fore foot, on the side that the ulcers were, as if the tendons were drawn up by the running; the horse appearing in great pain on putting his foot to the ground.
Ordered Arsenicum, third dilution, three drops in a quart of water, a wine glass full night and morning; dressed the ulcers with tincture, diluted with water.
Four days after, the core was nearly gone without the use of any stick, the small ulcers all healed up, the horse much better, skin still hot. Continue Arsenicum.
In a week after, the core was entirely gone, the ulcer nearly healed up, the horse much fatter, skin much colder.
The week after, ulcer quite well, the horse as fat and as sleek as a well-fed mouse. They had commenced to work him; he was still a little lame. Gave him a few globules of Sulphur, sixth dilution.
He now works regularly and is quite well three weeks from the commencement of treatment.
Sincerely yours, H.