The Exterior of the Horse

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J.B. Lippincott, 1892 - Horses - 916 pages
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Page 352 - It is also an interesting fact that the distance from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttock...
Page 739 - ... inferior jaw, whilst the' posterior surface of the teeth in both jaws corresponds, which produces excessive wearing of the posterior part of the upper incisors, leaving a little line in front of their table, which predisposes to the formation of parrotmouth. Usually, however, parrot-mouth is only seen in very old horses. It interferes more or less, according to its development, in the prehension of food, especially with oats, as the projection of the teeth interferes somewhat with the movements...
Page 2 - ... veterinarians only since the latter part of the last century, dating from the period when Bourgelet published his book upon the external form, of the horse, in 1768, six years after the inauguration of veterinary schools. The object of studying the exterior of the horse is defined to be to enable us to determine by a rapid examination of the form of a horse his relative commercial value in the service in which he is to be employed. The publishers have produced this edition in a most attractive...
Page v - ... have produced this edition in a most attractive style — paper, letterpress, and illustrations are all good and pleasing. Dr. Harger has, indeed, creditably acquitted himself of what must have been a very difficult task, and all who have occasion to consult the volume will readily agree with him that it contains valuable information for the practitioner, the student, the horseman, and the breeder.
Page 774 - Harmony thus operates in the production of all that is beautiful in nature, whether in the combinations, in the motions, or in the affinities of the elements of matter. The contrary principles to which Aristotle alludes, are those of uniformity and variety; for, according to the predominance of the one or the other of these principles, every kind of beauty is characterised. Hence the difference between symmetrical and picturesque beauty— the first allied to the principle of uniformity, in being...
Page vii - This new edition has been the subject of a careful revision and of numerous alterations. Many new figures...
Page 346 - The height of the shoulder, from the top of the withers to the point of the elbow. (3) The thickness of the body, from the middle of the abdomen to the middle of the back. (4) The width of the body, from one side to the other. If there is a great variation in these measurements, we say the horse has a poor form.
Page 321 - C) is more round, more spread out, less concave, and a little wider than the hind ; the heels are less separated ; the wall, in profile, is more oblique ; the frog is less long, but more voluminous, thicker, and closer to the ground.
Page 123 - It lies on the median line of the upper surface of the body, and is bounded in front by the loins, behind by the tail, and on each side by the thigh, and the superior part of the buttock. It forms the terminal portion of the trunk, and gives attachment to the posterior members. Its anatomical base consists of two coxae firmly united on the median line, and anteriorly by the two blades of the sacrum, which are immovable and are covered by a large mass of muscles, some of which extend...
Page 352 - A. i head, the length of the neck from the withers to the top of the head. The same measure also gives the length of the neck from the top of the head, to its insertion into the chest.

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