The Gentleman's New Pocket Farrier: Comprising a General Description of the Noble and Useful Animal, the Horse; Together with the Quickest and Simplest Mode of Fattening; Necessary Treatment While Undergoing Excessive Fatigue, Or on a Journey ... Also, a Concise Account of the Diseases to which the Horse is Subject, with Such Remedies as Long Experience Has Proved to be Effectual

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Grigg & Elliot, 1841 - Horses - 419 pages
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Page 1 - TO WHICH IS ADDED, A PRIZE ESSAY ON MULES ; AND AN APPENDIX, Containing Recipes for Diseases of Horses, Oxen, Cows, Calves, Sheep, Dogs, Swine, &c.
Page 410 - For the best of the heats, the horse is second that beats the other twice out of three times, though he does not win a heat.
Page 410 - Bets made in running are not determined till the plate is won, if that heat be not mentioned at the time of running.
Page 279 - The canine asthma is hardly ever observed to attack any but either old dogs, or those who, by confinement, too full living, and want of exercise, may be supposed to have become diseased by these deviations from a state of nature. It is hardly possible to keep a dog very fat for any great length of time, without bringing it on.
Page 168 - Swift as an arrow in his speed he flies; Sees from afar the smoky city rise ; Scorns the throng'd street, where slavery drags her load, The loud voic'd driver and his urging goad : Where e'er the mountain waves its lofty wood, A boundless range, he seeks his verdant food.
Page 159 - The former, or mule, commonly so called, is much valued for the saddle, and for drawing carriages, in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the East, and in Spanish America. In these countries, where great attention is paid to the breed, it is very well-limbed, as tall as the horse, but not so handsome, especially about the head and tail. These animals are mostly sterile ; some, indeed, have thought that they are altogether incapable of producing their kind ; but some few instances have occurred in which female...
Page 180 - ... is attended with much less hazard and trouble, than if delayed until they are one or two years old, as is the general practice. If they are treated gently and fed occasionally out of the hand, with corn, potatoes, &c. they soon become attached ; and when they find that " every man's hand is not against them," will have no propensity to direct their heels against him, and soon . forget they have the power. In winter they should be tied up in separate stalls, and often rubbed down. By such treatment...
Page 111 - ... knows how to govern and check the natural vivacity and fire of his temper. He not only yields to the hand, but seems to consult the inclination of the rider.
Page 228 - White recommends the mildest preparations of mercury, as (Cthiops mineral ; under the conviction that the more acrid preparations disturb the powers of the constitution so much, as to destroy as effectually as the disease. At the veterinary college the sulphate of copper (blue vitriol) has been long in use. Others have used the sulphates of iron and zinc. Clark recommends the daily administration of a drink or ball, composed of the following ingredients : sulphate of zinc...
Page 410 - Bets determined though the horse does not start, when the words " absolutely run or pay," or " play or pay,

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