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- 08 Mar 2019, 08:26
- Forum: Agricultural history
- Topic: 18th Century Recipe Booklet - for cows
- Replies: 9
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Hi Kelly, I would very much like to see a scan of your recipes and cast my veterinary book collector/historian eye over it. Trying to make sense of these recipes and trace their history is an interest of mine.
Murrain, according to the Shorter OED, means an infectious plague, derived from the root of 'mourir'. Its use for a specifically animal plague is dated from 1613; therein lies the problem as it was used for different diseases by different authors at different times. The only common factor is its app...