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A A For Fevers, Congestions and Inflamma-
•■'"'•tions, as of the Lungs or Pleura, Inflammation of
the Head or Brain, Eyes, or of the Liver or Belly;
Sore Throat or Quinsy; Blind or Belly Staggers, or
Convulsions: Hot Skin: Quick Pulse; Chill or
Panting; Milk Fever in Cows - -.60

T> O For Diseases of the Tendons, Ligaments,

JD«JJC^» or Joints; Founder. Curb, Strains, Stiffness, Lame-
ness, Rheumatism, Splint, Stirle - .60

f* /"^ For Diseases of the Glands, Epizootic,

^-'•V-»« Distemper in Horses or Sheep; Nasal Cleet: Dis-
charges from the Nose; Swelled Glands; Scab in
Sheep; Distemper in Dogs - - - .60

Y~\ r\ For Worm Diseases; eradicates them

'■"'•■'-''•from the system; either Bots or Grubs, Long, Round

Pin, or Tape- Worms, Colic or emaciation from Worms .60

EC For Diseases of the Air-passages; Cough,
•*-•• Influenza, Heaves, Broken Wind or Whistles, Thick
Wind, Inflamed Lungs with quick panting hard or
difficult Breathing .60

¥7 17 For Colic, Spasmodic, "Wind, or Inflam-

* •» • matory Colic; Belly-ache ; (b'ipes, Hoven or Wind-
Blown; Diarrhea, or Dysentery; Liquid or Bloody
Dung - - - -

rf*"^ /^ To prevent Miscarriage, Casting of Foal
^•^•or Calf, arrest Hemorrhage; throw off the after-


1_J I_I For Diseases of the Kidneys, Bladder,

* *"* * , or Urinary Passages; as Inflammation, or Scanty;
difficult, painful, suppressed, or bloody Urination;
Kidney Colic - - - .60

For Cutaneous Diseases or Eruptions,

*• *• Grease, Thrush, Swelling.-. Abscesses, Fistidas,

Ulcers, Unhealthy Skin, Rough Coat . .60

1^" For Diseases of Digestion, Out of Con-
•*•»*■• dition, and '"off his Feed"; Results of Over-Feed,
Formerly Jaundice or Yellows: 111 Condition, Staring Coat;

J.J. also. Paralysis, Stomach Staggers, Brittle Hoofs - .60


Humphreys' Homeo. Medicine Company

Cor. William and Ann Sts., New York



Veterinary Homeopathy


Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Dogs and Poultry


Homeopathic Treatment



■f ■« ■<►— o-

Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.

Corner William and Ann Streets




Dr. Humphreys' Remedies received medals in the Interna*
tional Exhibitions of Hygiene.

Centennial Exhibition Argentine Republic 1910.
Exhibition of Hygiene United States of Brazil 1909.
Exhibition of Hygiene Argentine Republic 1904


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1922,
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Company in the office of
Librarian of Congress, at Washington.



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JPR -8 1922


The world owes much to Homeopathy — more probably,
than has ever been told, or will ever be known. Tt ii
something to be emancipated from drugs, from lancets,
leeches, blisters and poisons ; but it is more, to be relieved
from the fear of them, and to be restored and preserved
by forces mild as love, and gentle as the dews of heaven
— forces unknown and un revealed, until elicited by the
genius of this system.

But these benefits are not confined to the human species.
Animals may enjoy them as well; and heaven knows how
much they need them. For to them the day of sickness
is not merely the day of doom, but of suffering and of.
torture as well. Ignorance and cruelty seem to have con-
trolled this branch of medicine — not that men are of
necessity careless in regard to the lives of their animals,
or designed cruel as to the measures used to restore them
when sick ; but so little real knowledge prevails concerning
their diseases, and so much error as to the proper methods
of cure, that the mostabsured and cruel measures almost
of necessity prevail with corresponding results. Pome
judicious stock-owners, taught by experience the fatality
of the common methods of treatment, notwithstanding
the torture and expense, have more humanely, if not
more wisely, abandoned all treatment, preferring to let
nature contend with disease alone, rather than with dis-
ease and drugs united. But, thanks to Homeopathy,
there is a better way.

For many years past, Homeopathy has been applied to
the diseases of all domestic animals in Europe, with the
most brilliant success. In this country, and the British
Isles, within the last few years, not only have individual
practitioners applied its remedies with equal success, but
some large veterinary institutions, and most of our prin-
cipal traveling equestrian troops and menageries, employ
it exclusively in all diseases of their horses, experience
having shown them its great value and curative power,
and its immense superiority over every other method,


But the inherent intricacies of the system rendered its
general introduction for the cure of animals impracticable ;
and though, in the hands of some practitioners and some
veterinary surgeons, it worked wonders enough to show its
astonishing capacities, yet to the masses it has remained
a sealed book.

The principal of Humphreys' Homeopathy, which has
proved so efficient in popular use, we have now applied
to the diseases of domestic animals, and, from numerous
trials, have proved it an entire success. With this Case
and Manual every owner of stock may know every ail-
ment among them, and can treat it successfully.

Not among the least benefits conferred by this new
method is the ease and simplicity with which the proper
medicine is administered. No tying, bottling, struggling,
or choking are necessary. A neat little glass instrument
(the Medicator) is put into the medicine, and takes up the
requsite dose — a few drops — and at the proper moment,
is placed in the mouth of the animal and discharged; in
an instant the dose is given, and an amount of labor is
thus saved to the owner, and of suffering to the animal,
which is by no means trivial. Hundreds of animals
annually die, or are rendered valueless from disease and
drugging, that may be saved and promptly restored by
the use of the Case of Veterinary Eemedies. Several of
our most experienced horsemen have given it their
unqualified commendation, and use it daily in their

In the execution of this design I have consulted every
authority and drawn upon every resource within my
reach, and the experience of each has been made to con-
tribute to the perfection of the whole, and all has
been combined and compared with my many years
of observation, study, and experience in the prac-
tice of Homeopathy. We flatter ourselves that for sim-
plicity, completeness, and reliability it will commend
itself to the judgement of a discerning public.



Proper and enlightened attention to the wants of
Domestic Animals, is not only a sentiment of humanity,
but a dictate of economy. To know at least in good part
what is the particular ailment of an animal, and to know
also how to relieve it, would seem to be a necessary
obligation of ownership. The least we can return to the
many faithful animals given us, is to provide for their
reasonable wants, not only in health, but also in sickness
and disease. Xot that every man who owns a horse,
should be necessarily a veterinary surgeon; and yet the
way is so simple that any intelligent person may readily
cure a very large proportion, nay, almost every disease
to which his animals are exposed, and yet bestow upon
the subject only a moiety of attention.

Among the many blessings that Homeopathy has
conferred upon the world, not among the least is the
immense improvement which it has effected in the treat-
ment of the diseases of Domestic Animals. With but
little variation, to meet their peculiar habits and suscep-
tibilities, the same remedies which have been so efficient
in mitigating and curing the disease of men, women and
children, have been found equally successful in arresting
the diseases to which all classes of Domestic Animals are
liable. The contrast is even greater. Probably from the
fact that treatment of sick animals has been but little
understood, and intrusted to the hands mainly of ignor-
ant persons, who have pursued the most crude, cruel and
destructive measures, often far more dangerous and life-
destroying than the disease itself, a large proportion of the
sick have died or been tortured to death. But when the
same diseases are subjected to the mild and benign influ-
ence of intelligent Homeopathic treatment, it is found
that almost every disease among them is within control,
even the most fatal yielding to its magic influences.

Although at first sight it may seem strange, that animals
should be successfully treated by the mild and apparently
insignificant doses of Homeopathy, yet a moihent's reflec-
tion will suffice to give many reasons why this should be


so. Even were it not susceptible of explanation, experi-
ence has abundantly demonstrated the fact, that animals
are, if possible, even more susceptible to Homeopathic
treatment than men, and its success in their case is even
more striking and brilliant.

This may be, perhaps, attributed to their more regular
habits, confinement to the same food and drink, absence
of excitement, and freedom from the many articles of
food and drink in use among the human species, which
are more or less medicinal.

Owing to these circumstances, animals are very im-
pressible, and the doses for them need not be so much
larger than for the human species. It seems to be a law
of nature, that the more delicate the organism, the more
subject to disease. Wild animals are almost entirely
exempt, while the highly artificial lives of some Domestic
Animals render them subject to numerous ailments and
to some very formidable diseases. Yet, as a whole, ani-
mals are far less subject to disease than men, and far
more amendable to cure.

The treatment of Domestic Animals with Homeopathic
Remedies, has numerous advantages.

The medicines are given at once and without trouble
or annoyance, even without taking a horse from his
team, or a cow from her stall. They produce no poison-
ous or prostrating effect so that the animal rallies at
once, and without loss or deterioration of value. Animals
recover much sooner and hence are able to resume work
much earlier after sickness, than under any other system.
But more than all, it is far more successful. Slighter
diseases yield at once, and often from a single dose, while
the most formidable cases that are almost absolutely in-
curable under old treatment, even when well conducted,
often respond to the curative influence of Humphreys'
Homeopathic Remedies, while it is well known that even
when animals recover under the old system of treatment
such have been the ravages of disease and medicine, that
their value and usefulness are generally destroyed.


Humphreys* Veterinary Remedies


I — Humphreys' Veterinary Remedies, are
not an experiment. They have been in use among
Farmers, Breeders, Livery Stable and Turfmen, Horse
Railroad, Express, Mining and Manufacturing Com-
panies, Menageries and Hippodromes, and others hand-
ling large numbers of horses and other stock, with
complete success for over sixty years.

II— You have a remedy for any particular
Disease or Complaint. For Colic, or Cough,
or Founder, or Heaves, or Pneumonia, or
Indigestion, or Disease of the Kidneys, or
Urinary Passages, Strains, or Lameness. You
have it in compact, portable form. You know
just what to do, and how to do it.

Ill— Their use is free from danger to the
Animal. In the usual treatment, the medicines are
either rank poisons or the most violent alteratives. It is
a common experience, that, if the horse finally lives
through the treatment he is worthless from the effects of
the medicines. Thousands of good horses are every year
killed by drugs. In Humphreys' Remedy system you
are absolutely free from all such danger.

IV— They are simple. Being Remedies for
particular diseases you know at once what to give.
You can scarcely make a mistake. Even if you do, you
have only lost your time, and have not killed the animal.
When using the common veterinary drugs, a mistake is
often fatal.


V — They are readily and easily given. You

need not lose a moment. The Remedy is ready just as
you want it. With the Medicator you take the dose from
the bottle and place it upon the tongue of the animal,
without loss of time or danger. No bottling, balling,
choking, or strangling — irritating the animal and
endangering the owner or his help.

VI — They act more quickly than any other
Medicine. Humphreys' Remedies act through the
medium of the nerves and the blood, rather than through
the digestive organs. They begin to act before other
medicines even reach the stomach.

VII — Every Ten Dollars invested in Hum-
phreys' Veterinary Remedies will save you $100.00
and every hundred will save a thousand in property,
besides an equal amount in time, trouble and care.

VIII — The saving in loss of stock is from
one -half to three -fourths. This is the testimony
of hundreds of horsemen.

IX — The Treatment is humane, and if we may be
humane as well as skillful, surely we should prefer it.

X — Diagnosing the disease and giving of
medicine is such, as any sensible, faithful man of
ordinary intelligence can master without difficulty.

We could annex Ten Thousand Testimonials of their efficacy.


^"Take care not to confound Dr. F. Humphreys'
Veterinary Remedies with the spawn of imitations which
the wonderful success of his Remedies has warmed into
existence. Imitators have taken his labels, his doses and
directions, and even his name, under which to impose their
Imitations upon the public. Care should be exercised to
avoid impositions. Several parties have reported the loss
of valuable stock through the use of these imitations.


Doses, How Much?

It is an error to suppose that animals require very large
doses of Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicines, for experi-
ence has shown sick animals to be very impressible, and
easily influenced by appropriate medicine, and in general,
not to require as frequent repetitions as the human
subject. Those who are accustomed to give large and
powerful doses of poisonous medicines in order to produce
some revulsive action, such as a cathartic or sudorific, or
even as an alterative, can not from hence infer the proper
quantity required when only a curative result is desired.

Only experience, hence, can answer the question, How
much? And experience has amply shown that for horses
ten to fifteen drops is the range of doses best adapted in
ordinary cases, and that while cattle and hogs require
rather more, sheep and dogs require less than the
doses mentioned. We have indicated in each disease the
dose supposed to be best for that particular case, yet
to give two or five drops more in any given case would
probably not be hurtful, while to give a few drops less
would not endanger the curative action for want of the
requisite quantity. The truth is that precision in quan-
tity is not indispensable to a cure. The doses indicated
we think are best, but a deviation from them is by no
means fatal. One physician gives much more and another
many times less, and both are successful. Medicine
gives a curative impulse often as well or better with five
or ten drops as with more. Besides, in giving medicines
to animals, from their restlessness, dodging the head, and
other similar disturbing circumstances we can not, and
happily need not, be very positive. Give doses as near
directions, as you may be able, and the result will be satis-
factory. The best and safest rule is always to follow
directions given in book, chart, and on bottles. It is un-
safe for you to assume that you know more than the
man who made the medicine and has had many years
experience and observation in using them. Young
animals require but half as much as grown ones.


Repetitions — How often?

The effects of Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies are
very prompt and positive. Often immediate, in cases of
colic or other forms of neuralgia, as the medicine acts at
once through the medium of the nervous system. In other
acute cases, such as inflammations, the effect is equally as
prompt but not so openly manifest. The medicine placed
in contact with the nervous papilla of the tongue is at
once by means of this connection conveyed over the entire
system, while the stomach being a secreting rather than
an absorbing surface, repels rather than absorbs a
medicinal influence, so that medicines act better for being
placed on the tongue than when they are introduced into
the stomach.

The time to repeat is when the good effect has terminated.
All rules of repetition are based upon this axiom. Thus,
in colic and inflammation of the bowels, we repeat every
fifteen, thirty or sixty minutes. In inflammation of the
lungs, or chest, head, or other noble organ, or in
pneumonia or similar acute diseases, we repeat once in
two, three or four hours. In the yet less severe forms of
disease, such as Fevers, Founder, Strangles, Distemper,
Lameness, or similar diseases, a dose once in four hours,
or four times per day, is quite sufficient. While in
Coughs, Heaves, Ulcers, Eruptions, and similar affections,
if recent, a dose morning and night is ample. In old
chronic affections, a dose every day, is better than more
frequent repetitions. In most cases these Remedies con-
tinue to act for weeks after having been given if undis-
turbed by the use of other medicines.

Alternation of Remedies

In general but one medicine is required for a disease,
and it may be repeated from time to time. But cases
are often met with where two Remedies are indicated
at the same time, one to meet one phase of the
disease, and a different Remedy to meet another.
In all such cases the two medicines are given alternately.


Thus give a dose of one Remedy and then, after the
proper interval give the other Remedy, and thus con-
tinue the two alternately, at such intervals as the direc-
tions demand. Nor should we be deterred from the use
of a remedy in a particular case, because the name given
it indicates a different use, for a medicine may be curative
for a particular disease, and equally so for a different or
even seemingly opposite one.

How to Choose the Remedy

In the use of my Homeopathic Remedies nothing can
be more simple than the choice of the Remedy, while in
attempting to use the ordinary Homeopathic preparations,
the choice of the remedy is very difficult and intricate.
From an examination of the animal you will have some
idea of the nature of its disease, and will at once turn to
the Index and page in the Manual describing that and
similar diseases. Continue the search until the true
description is found, and the proper treatment pointed
out. If in doubt as to the particular remedy always give
A. A. It rarely fails to help, and prepares the way for
other remedies when they are required and gives you
time to think and observe. Many good practitioners
always give A. A. first. It is not necessary that all the
symptoms given should be present, as the Remedy in all
cases has a wider range of action than the disease.

If a sufficient length of time has passed to clearly show
that no good has resulted, the case should be looked over
again, and a more appropriate Remedy selected.

How to give the Remedy

Not among the least recommendations for the use of my
Homeopathic Remedies, is the ease and facility with which
they may be administered. No tying, struggling, or
choking are necessary. The animal should be approached
quietly, usually on the off side if the Medicator is to be
used, and medicine placed, if possible, upon the tongue,
well back—thence it is absorbed, and acts at once through


the medium of the nervous system. The simplest medium
of doing this is best. For this purpose the use of the
Medicator is best — a small glass instrument invented by
me. It is about five inches in length, made of firm,
heavy glass tubing (see 4th cover jmge) , the lower third bent
so as to readily enter the lips. The upper end is funnel-
shaped the size of the end of the finger, and covered with
an air-tight rubber cap, so as to form an air receiver.
The Medicator, taken in the right hand, with the fore-
finger upon the top or rubber valve, is introduced into
the proper vial, and pressing slightly upon the valve the
air is exhausted, and on removing the finger the fluid is
forced up into the tube sufficient for a dose. A little
experience will enable one to take up five, ten or more
drops as may be required. The Medicator thus charged
with the dose, can, at the convenient moment, be inserted
just within the lips of the animal's mouth, the farther
back upon the tongue the better, when a slight pressure
upon the top of tube injects contents, and medicine is given.
The Medicator should be held upright ; never turned
down or held horizontally ; as the air is thus introduced
and the medicine may drop out. Held upright until it
is quietly inserted between the lips of the animal, no such
difficulty occurs. Nor is it necessary to push the tube far
enough into the mouth to expose it to the danger of being
broken or crushed between the teeth. The moment fluid
from tube comes upon the'tongue the animal will open its
mouth, and in an instant the medicine is injected upon the
tongue or in the mouth, and the operation is finished.

In other cases the tongue may be gently hooked out of
the mouth with the finger, and the medicine may be
dropped or turned upon it. Horses are fond of sugar, and
the medicine may be dropped upon a small lump, and fed
from hand. After a few times they will call for their sugar
when the owner comes into the stable, at the proper time.'
"With cattle or sheep, raise the head a little and inject the
medicine with the medicator, or pull the tongue out on
one side, and drop or eject the medicine upon it.


Hogs usually, when sick, lie quietly upon the side,
and medicine may hence be injected into the mouth
with Medicator, or be given in a spoonful of sweet milk,
poured in between the jaws, or given them to drink. Care
must be taken in giving fluid to hogs, not to forcibly
raise the head, as they are easily strangled — even to death.
Dogs may have the medicine in a little sweet milk, or it
may be even turned in through the nose. Yet the
Medicator is an improvement upon all these plans, as
it takes up and discharges the proper dose at once.

N. B. — Take off the rubber cap, and cleanse the Medi-
cator when using it for different medicines.

Housing and Care of Sick Animals

When an animal shows signs of illness, it should be
immediately cared for. The horse, unless in cases of
very slight Colic, or other ailment, when the medicine
be given at once, and his work continued, should be
placed in a roomy, convenient and warm stall, well
littered, with plenty of dry bedding, and well blanketed,
unless in very warm weather. Cattle, Sheep and Hogs,
as soon as it is noticed that they are sick, should be
separated from the herd or flock, and placed in comfort-
able, well littered and especially dry apartments. This is
necessary not only to prevent disease spreading to other
stock on the farm, but for the convenience of nursing them,
giving them medicines, and also to place them in the very
best position for a cure. Often a little timely care and
nursing will save and restore an animal, which, if per-
mitted to run with the stock, and take its chance, would
unquestionably be lost. A sick animal as truly needs
attention as a sick child. Not always will mere nursing
restore a sick animal, but it always places it in the best
possible condition to effect a cure, and without it the best
medical treatment will often be fruitless.

Diet of Sick Animals

In general, when animals are seriously ill, they are
without appetite, and will take little or no food — nature


thus indicating the propriety of abstinence. But in all
cases the food given or allowed should be quite limited in
quantity — one-half, one-third or fourth of the usual
quantity, and only that which is nourishing, easily
digested, and generally relaxing. With these general

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