The Standard Horse Book

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Werner, 1893 - Horses - 643 pages
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Page 461 - ... 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...
Page 411 - I bones are the hard frame-work of the animal body, serving for •*- the support and attachment of the softer textures and the protection of delicate organs, they are consequently liable to the 'same accidents and diseases as the other parts of the body. They are composed of animal and earthy matters, in the proportion of one third of the former to two thirds of the latter.
Page 461 - This discharge, in cases of infection, may continue, and in so slight a degree as to be scarcely perceptible, for many months, or even two or three years, unattended by any other disease, even ulceration of the nostril, and yet the horse being decidedly glandered from the beginning, and capable of propagating the malady. In process of time, however, pus mingles with the discharge, and then another and a characteristic symptom appears. Some of this is absorbed, and the neighboring glands become affected.
Page 611 - The blistering ointment is then to be well rubbed into the part with the hand ; and, after this has been continued about ten minutes, some of the ointment may be smeared on the part. In blistering the legs, the tender part of the heel, under the fetlock joint, is to be avoided...
Page 624 - The horse is blindfolded on the side on which he is to be bled, or his head turned well away; the hair is smoothed along the course of the vein with the moistened finger ; then with the third and little fingers of the left hand, which holds the fleam, pressure is made on the vein sufficient to bring; it fairly...
Page 315 - The next cut (Fig. 19,) will represent a three-year-old mouth. The central teeth are larger than the others, with two grooves in the outer convex surface, and the mark is long, narrow, deep and black. Not having yet attained their full growth, they are rather lower than the others. The mark in the two next nippers is nearly worn out, and it is wearing away in the corner nippers.
Page 539 - The first thing to be done in such a case is to carefully remove any dirt or other foreign matter.
Page 611 - ... on it, in order to defend it from any of the blisters that may accidentally run down from the leg. When the legs are blistered, all the litter should be removed from the stall, and the horse's head should be carefully secured, to prevent his rubbing the blistered parts with his nose.
Page 476 - Circulation (page 732), that •when a horse is exposed to cold, or to conditions which derange the circulation, such as changes of temperature, especially after severe exertion or exhaustion, standing in a current of cold air, etc., by forcing the blood from the surface of the body to the internal organs, it will in most cases go to the lungs and surrounding parts, when it would be termed pleurisy, pneumonia, or congestion of the lungs, with possible complications with other parts. This is so common...
Page 624 - Beat the soap, oil of cloves, and water together in a mortar, so as to form a paste, and if necessary use more water. This being done, add the powdered aloes and ginger, and beat the whole into a ball.

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