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Alex Haas' Remedy for Charbon

Posthumous retelling of remedy

27 Jun 1910 New Orleans Times-Picayune 



The epidemic of charbon which is causing such loss to owners of stock in southwest Louisiana, has prompted those who have heard of remedies that have been successfully applied to come forward with the information for the benefit of the unfortunate stock owners. 


James Brown, of 625 Mandeville Street, in looking over an old scrap book, found a clipping from the Picayune, telling how Captain A. M. Haas, for many years a large dealer in horses and mules, successfully combated the disease. Captain Haas says that he never lost a single head of stock from charbon, though many times epidemics of the disease raged around him. His remedy is told in his own words:


“The minute a horse or mule is attacked, he should be taken off the grass and kept in a good barn, and then given a pint of whisky, and it should be mixed with two tablespoonfuls of aromatic spirits of ammonia. In other words, they should be treated just as they would be for snake bite. Whenever the swelling appear they should be opened, washed and cleansed, and then a solution of turpentine injected into them. The animal should be kept off the grass and well housed until every aspect of the disease disappears.”

Owner/SourceNew Orleans Times-Picayune
Date27 Jun 1910
Linked toAlexander Murdoch HAAS

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