This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
This complaint is characterised by the sudden appearance of numerous wheals or elevations upon various parts of the skin, causing a burning and itching sensation, provoking the dog to bite and scratch the parts affected.
Generally these wheals disappear as suddenly as they came, though now and again some are very stationary.
The best treatment comprises the administration of a 5-grain blue pill and the application of a little vinegar and water to the irritable patches.