This disease may be recognized by the animal frequently putting himself in a position to pass urine, but without succeeding, or at most only a few drops are voided; there is also great restlessness, shifting from place to place, moaning, looking at the flanks, pawing with the fore feet. It is best to give a dose or two of Aconite first, and then Cantharis; very often these two medicines are sufficient to effect a cure, but in obstinate cases the following medicines are useful.
Dose. Six drops every one, two or three hours.
REMEDIES: Aconite, Cantharis, Lycopodium, Hyoscyamus and Cannabis.
Lycopodium, if there are frequent discharges of small quantities of urine, wavering of the hind quarters, distention of the abdomen.
Dose. Four drops every hour until better.
Hyoscyamus, if there is absolute retention of urine, frequent straining, with wild and furious movements after lying down, the animal gets partially up and continues in that position for some time, then lying down again and groaning.
Dose. The same as directed for Lycopodium.
Cannabis has at times a good effect, if small quantities of bloody urine are violently expelled with pain.
Dose. Four drops or six globules every three hours.