This is a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s.
“The man who cured the farcy in horses used take previttops of one-year's growth and place them in a pot of spring water, all the tops in the same direction (apparently the twigs must have been bound together) and boil them very slowly.”
“The "Farcy" in horses can be cured by bottling - that is dosing - the affected animal with water got from wells in three parishes adjoining one another.”
Gerald Carew, M. B. Cleary
John Doran, Nora Doran
“The dock root will cure farsey in horses. ...”
Patrick J. Clarke