Biggle Horse Book: A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Horse, Original and Compiled : Adapted to the Needs of Farmers and Others who Have a Kindly Regard for this Noble Servitor of Man

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W. Atkinson, 1894 - Horses - 121 pages
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Page 61 - ... detected by the bloated appearance and resonance on percussion. The treatment for wind colic differs very materially from that of cramp colic. Alkalines neutralize the gases formed, and must be promptly given. Probably as good a domestic remedy as can be had is baking-soda, in doses of from 2 to 4 ounces. If this fails, give chloride of lime in half-ounce doses, or the same quantity of carbonate of ammonia every half hour until relieved. Absorbents are...
Page 115 - nippers " you behold Before the colt is two weeks old ; Before eight weeks two more will come ; Eight months, the " corners " cut the gum. The outside grooves will disappear From middle two in just one year ; In two years, from the second pair ; In three, the corners, too, are bare. At two, the middle " nippers " drop ; At three, the second pair can't stop ; When four years old the third pair goes ; At five, a full new set he shows. The deep black spots will pass from view, At six years, from the...
Page 115 - corners" cut the gum. The outside grooves will disappear From middle two in just one year. In two years, from the second pair; In three the corners, too, are bare. At two the middle " nippers " drop ; At three the second pair can't slop: of Horses.
Page 115 - The outside grooves will disappear From middle two in just one year. In two years, from the second pair; In three, the corners, too, are bare. At two the middle " nippers " drop; At three, the second pair can't stop. When four years old the third pair goes, At five a full new set he shows. The deep black spots will pass from view At six years from the middle two. The second pair at seven years; At eight the spot each " corner " clears. From middle ".nippers " upper jaw, At nine the black spots will...
Page 90 - In that the horn is soft, moist, and elastic to a remarkable degree. It is the function of the frog to destroy shock and to prevent slipping. The sensitive laminae are thin plates of soft tissue, covering the entire anterior surface of the coffin bone. They are present in great numbers, and by fitting into corresponding grooves on the inner surface of the horn of the wall the union of the soft and horny tissues is made complete.
Page 3 - Biggie horse book. A concise and practical treatise on the horse, original and compiled. Adapted to the needs of farmers and others who have a kindly regard for this noble servitor of man.
Page 48 - deliberately adopted" is the harmless little boast of their prospectus. Well, that is a matter of course. All new movements in art are self-conscious, abound in little exaggerations and affectations. Is there not an Irish precept, "Be aisy; and if ye can't be aisy, be as aisy as ye can"?
Page 90 - ... is a triangular shaped body, divided into two equal parts by a deep fissure, extending from its apex in front to the base. It fills the triangular space in the sole to which it is intimately attached by its borders. The horn of the frog is produced in the same manner as the sole, but it differs from both the wall and sole, in that the horn is soft, moist, and elastic to a remarkable degree.
Page 12 - Dew claw. 0. Poll or nape of the neck. 1. Neck. 1'. Jugular gutter. 2. Withers. 3. Back. 4. Loins. 5. Croup. 6. Tail. 7. Parotid region. 8. Throat. 9. Shoulder. 10. Point of the shoulder. 11. Arm. 12. Elbow. 13. Forearm. 14. Chestnut. 15. Knee.
Page 90 - ... and to prevent slipping. The sensitive laminae are thin plates of soft tissue, covering the entire anterior surface of the coffin bone. They are present in great numbers, and, by fitting into corresponding grooves on the inner surface of the horn of the wall, the union of the soft and horny tissues is made complete. The plantar cushion is a thick pad of fibrous tissue, placed behind and under the navicular and coffin bones, and resting on the sole and frog, for the purpose of receiving the downward...

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