Bottle, Drench

A blue glass bottle full of Sykes's drench. The bottle bears a red paper label and is sealed at the top with foil and wax. The label has an image of a cow in the centre, a pig on the left facing side and a pig on the right facing side. " SYKES'S DRENCH / FOR ASSISTING THE / CLEANSING OF COWS AFTER CALVING / Proper treatment at Calving Time will ensure for you a healthy herd, and on the / health of your cows depends the milk yield and butter fat tests. / SOLD EVERYWHERE, Price 1/6 [rip] 17/- Dozen. / Prepared by SYKES'S (N.Z.) DRENCH, LTD., NEW PLYMOUTH, TARANAKI, N.Z. / Registered under New Zealand Stock Remedies Act. Contents, 12[?] zs " is printed in black on the label.
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Refreshing or wholesome, cooling or curative, Sykes’s had the product to suit, even if some of their marketing now seems a little hard to swallow. For more information see Cattle Enemas and Cordial: Sykes’s in in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp. 42-47.
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