The Orange County Stud Book: Giving a History of All Noted Stallions, Bred and Raised in Orange County (Google eBook)

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J. H. Tuttle, 1880 - Horses - 181 pages
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Page 117 - CATARRH, or cold, inflammation of the upper air-passages, should never be long neglected. A few mashes, or a little medicine will usually remove it. If it is neglected, and, occasionally, in defiance of all treatment, it will degenerate into other diseases. The larynx may become the principal seat of inflammation. LARYNGITIS will be shown by extreme difficulty of breathing, accompanied by a strange roaring noise, and an evident enlargement and great tenderness of the larynx when felt externally....
Page 121 - ... the voluntary muscles, and particularly those of the neck, the spine, and the head, arising from the injury of some nervous fibril that injury spreading to the origin of the nerve the brain becoming affected, and universal and unbroken spasmodic action being the result. Bleeding, physicking, blistering the course of the spine, and the administration of opium in enormous doses, will alone give any chance of cure. Epilepsy is not a frequent disease in the horse, but it seldom admits of...
Page 165 - When the cure, however, is early attempted, it may be so far overcome that it will be unattended with danger or difficulty. The horse should be bridled when led out or in. He should be held short and tight by the head, that he may feel he has not liberty to make a leap, and this of itself is often sufficient to restrain him. Punishment, or a threat of punishment, will be highly improper. It is only timid or high-spirited horses that acquire this habit, and rough usage invariably increases their agitation...
Page 72 - It is formed of enamel, a polished substance almost too hard to be acted upon by the file, whieh covers the tooth. This elevated edge is bent somewhat inwards and over the tooth, so that there is a depression behind it which gradually becomes stained by the food and constitutes what is called ' the mark ' in the mouth of the colt or horse.
Page 69 - ... larger surface for the attachment of the muscles of the back, and they act at greater mechanical advantage. A slanting direction of the shoulder gives also much mechanical advantage, as well as an easy and pleasant action, and a greater degree of safety. It must not however exist in any considerable degree in the horse of draught, and particularly of heavy draught.
Page 126 - Hide-bound is a very appropriate term for the peculiar sticking of the hide to the ribs when a horse is out of condition. The subcutaneous adipose matter is all absorbed. The alterative above recommended will be very useful here.
Page 109 - He gives one bushel of oats with green food during the summer."* There is very little difference in the management of these two gentlemen, and that probably arising from circumstances peculiar to their respective farms. The grand principles of feeding, with reference to agricultural horses, are to keep the animal rather above his work, to give him good and wholesome food, and, by the use of the nose-bag or other means, never to let him work longer than the time already mentioned without being baited.
Page 74 - ... horse can rarely be given to one who has passed his eighth year. The eighth year having passed, it is difficult to decide on the exact age of the horse. The incisors of the upper jaw are then the best guides. At nine years the mark is said to...
Page 113 - ... was completely distended and unable to propel forward its accumulated contents. Thus distended, its blood-vessels are compressed, and the circulation through them is impeded or altogether suspended. The blood is still forced on by the heart, and driven in accumulated quantity to other organs...
Page 115 - Barbs, or paps, are smaller enlargements, found more in the neighborhood of the bridle of the tongue. They should never be touched with any instrument: a little cooling medicine will generally remove them. Lampas is inflammation of the palate, or enlargement of the bars of the palate. The roof of the mouth may be slightly lanced, or a little aperient medicine administered; but the sensibility of the mouth should never be destroyed by the application of the heated iron.

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