Youatt on the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse ...: Brought Down by W.C. Spooner, to which is Prefixed an Account of the Breeds in the United States

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O. Judd, 1865 - Horses - 465 pages

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Page 432 - ... to recover the difference between the value of a sound horse and one with such defects as existed at the time of the warranty ; or he...
Page 108 - ... or if there is some of the redness of inflammation, it will have a purple tinge : but there will never be the faint pink blush of health, or the intense and vivid red of usual inflammation. Spots of ulceration will probably appear on the membrane covering the cartilage of the nose — not mere sore places, or streaks of abrasion, and quite superficial, but small ulcers, unusually approaching to a circular form, deep, and with the edges abrupt and prominent.
Page 20 - Of the beauty, yet peculiarity of his form, much has been said The very great size, obliquity, and lowness of his shoulders were the objects of general remark — with the shortness of his forequarters, his ample and finely proportioned quarters, and the swelling muscles of his fore-arm and thigh. Of his speed, no correct estimate can be formed, for he never met with an opponent sufficiently fleet to put it to the test. He was bred by the Duke of Cumberland, and sold at his death to Mr. Wildman,...
Page 167 - Hound this a little tow, or a few hairs from the mane of the horse, should be wrapped, so as to cover the whole of the incision ; and the head of the horse should be tied up for several hours to prevent his rubbing the part against the manger. In bringing the edges of the wound together, and introducing the pin, care should be taken not to draw the skin too much from the neck, otherwise blood will insinuate itself between it and the muscles beneath, and cause an unsightly and sometimes troublesome...
Page 28 - Arab to his mare has often been told, but it comes home to the bosom of every one possessed of common feeling. " The whole stock of an Arab of the desert consisted of a mare. The French consul offered to purchase her in order to send her to his sovereign, Louis XIV. The Arab would have rejected the proposal at once with indignation and scorn ; but he was miserably poor. He had no means of supplying his most urgent wants, or procuring the barest necessaries of life. Still he hesitated ; — he had...
Page 221 - ... feel. The mouth feels deadly chill ; the lips drop pendulous ; and the eye seems unconscious of objects. • In fine, death, not recovery, is at hand. Mortification has seized the inflamed bowel — pain can no longer be felt in that which, a few minutes ago, was the seat of exquisite sufiering. He again becomes convulsed, and in a few more struggles, less violent than the former, he expires.
Page 150 - ... 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 28 - I am going to yield thee up ? To Europeans, who will tie thee close, — who will beat thee, — who will render thee miserable. Return with me, my beauty, my jewel, and rejoice the hearts of my children.
Page 27 - Arab, who is so fearless, that he goes without starting close to an elephant, and so gentle and docile that he eats bread out of my hand, and has almost as much attachment and coaxing ways as a dog. This seems the general character of the Arab horses, to judge from what I have seen in this country. It is not the fiery dashing animal I had supposed, but with more rationality about him, and more apparent confidence in his rider, than the majority of English horses.
Page 167 - Twenty-four hours ailer the operation, the edges of the wound will have united, and the pin should be withdrawn. When the bleeding is to be repeated, if more than three or four hours have elapsed, it will be better to make a fresh incision rather than to open the old wound. For general bleeding the jugular vein is selected as the largest superficial one, and most easily got at. In...

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