Dr. LeGear's Stock Powders


The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:

My own prescription for horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs. A tonic and appetizer. A condition powder and animal regulator, in many cases, among livestock. Good for many cases of common coughs, colds, distemper, kidney troubles, loss of appetite, hide bound and loss of flesh.

LeGear, a doctor in veterinary medicine, sold a variety of stock and poultry medicines and remedies after graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in 1892. He also published Dr. Le Gear’s Stock Book that outlined the general care of stock and advertised his remedies for any animal maladies. This stock powder was manufactured by the Dr. L. D. LeGear Medicine Company of St. Louis Missouri around 1925. The powder was sold as a tonic and appetizer remedying coughs, colds, and loss of appetite for horses, cows, pigs, sheep and goats.

Date Made: ca 1925

Maker: Dr. L. D. LeGear Medicine Company

Place Made: United States: Missouri, Saint Louis

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Sidney Glaser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0481.417Accession Number: 1985.0481Catalog Number: 1985.0481.417

Object Name: veterinary product

Measurements: overall: 7 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 19.685 cm x 11.43 cm x 6.0325 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-338f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1330521

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