BIT FOR SELF-SUCKING COWS OR WEANING CALVES.
There are many contrivances used or suggested for curing selfsuoking cows, mo3t of which are objectionable, because in use they may possibly wound or injure the animal. This applies to all sorts of sharp pointed things worn by the cow, as well as to straps, sticks, and collars, many of which a cow with any ingenuity can overcome with ease. To go to the root of the matter, we should prevent the cow from sucking at all, and this can be done by preventing her from making a vacuum in her mouth, by * ft lea-ring an opening for 0 JL the admission o$ air. (^teaiMnn^g* This is done by vthe "."'"■"nißßß"^^^ means of a hollow perbit por cows. forated bit, shown in the illustration. If the cow is made to wear this, suction is made impossible, and a small one worn by a calf will be equally effeotive. The bit i&made of a piece of iron pipe, half-an-inch in diameter, in which several holes are drilled, and which is curved to a proper shape, and provided with rings, so* that it may be attached to a bridle. The bit does not prevent an animal from eating or drinking, and may bt worn continuously.