The Stable Book: Being a Treatise on the Management of Horses, in Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering and Working. Construction of Stables, Ventilation, Stable Appendages, Management of the Feet. Management of Diseased and Defective Horses
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Page 384 - A TREATISE ON MILCH Cows, whereby the Quality and Quantity of Milk which any Cow will give may be accurately determined by observing Natural Marks or External Indications alone ; the length of time she will continue to give Milk, &c.,&c.
Page 380 - Or Practical Notes on Country Residences, Villas, Public Parks, and Gardens. By CHARLES HJ SMITH, Landscape Gardener and Garden Architect, etc., etc. I2mo. .... $2.00 SMITH. — The Dyer's Instructor: Comprising Practical Instructions in the Art of Dyeing Silk, Cotton, Wool, and Worsted, and Woolen Goods ; containing nearly 800 Receipts.
Page 52 - Quiberon, the horses had not been long on board the transports when it became necessary to shut down the hatchways (we believe for a few hours only) ; the consequence of this was that some of them were suffocated, and all the rest were disembarked either glandered or farcied...
Page 379 - Secretary of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. Adapted to the United States from the fourth edition, revised and improved by the author. Edited by G. EMERSON, M D., Editor of "The American Farmer's Encyclopedia." With Notes and Additions by R. G PARDEE, author of "Manual of the Strawberry Culture.
Page 333 - Bad shoeing, neglect of stable cares to preserve the feet, hard roads. and various other agents, have been blamed for producing it. But it seems to me the most common and the most certain cause has been too little considered. Long journeys, at a fast pace, will make almost any horse groggy. Bad shoeing and want of stable care both help, but, I am nearly sure, they alone never produce grogginess. The horse must go far and fast; if his feet be neglected, or shoeing bad, a slower pace and a shorter...
Page 381 - American Bee Keeper's Manual ; being a Practical Treatise on the History and Domestic Economy of the Honey Bee, embracing a full illustration of the whole Subject, with the most approved Methods of Managing this Insect through every Branch of its Culture, the Result of many Years
Page 164 - Indies maize, guinea corn, sugar corn tops, and sometimes molasses, are given. In the Mahratta country salt, pepper, and other spices are made into balls, with flour and butter, and these are supposed to produce animation and to fine the coat. Broth made from sheep's head is sometimes given.
Page 88 - DRESSING vicious HORSES. — A few horses have an aversion to the operations of the groom from the earliest period of their domestication. In spite of the best care and management, they continue to resist grooming with all the art and force they can exert. This is particularly the case with stallions, and many thoroughbred horses not doing much work. But a great many horses are rendered vicious to clean by the awkwardness, timidity, or folly of the keeper. An awkward man gives the horse more pain...
Page 176 - Carrots also improve the state of the skin. They form a good substitute for grass, and an excellent alterative for horses out of condition. To sick and idle horses they render grain unnecessary. They are beneficial in all chronic diseases of the organs connected with breathing, and have a marked influence upon chronic cough and broken wind.