The Art of Taming and Educating the Horse: With Details of Management in the Subjection of Over Forty Representative Vicious Horses, and the Story of the Author's Personal Experience : Together with Chapters on Feeding, Stabling, Shoeing, and the Practical Treatment for Sickness, Lameness, Etc. : with a Large Number of Recipes

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Review and Herald Publishing House, 1886 - Horses - 1088 pages
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Page 749 - Beverage, — one breakfast cupful of cafe au hit ; that is, clear strong infusion of coffee, with scalded milk, in the proportion of one-third of the former to two-thirds of the latter.
Page 558 - Fig. 15. natural level, and between the second and third month the second pair will have overtaken them. They will then begin to wear away a little, and the outer edge, which was at first somewhat raised and sharp, is brought to a level with the inner one, and so the mouth continues until some time between the sixth and ninth month, when another nipper begins to appear on each side of the two first, making six above and below, and completing...
Page 913 - Inflammation of the kidneys is generally caused by hard work, by slipping, throwing the hind parts so suddenly under the belly as to produce undue tension of the lumbar vertebrae, or from sudden colds by being exposed to rain and cold, the eating of musty hay or oats, or unhealthy food of any kind. Too powerful or too' often repeated diuretics produce inflammation of the kidneys, or a degree of irritation and weakness of them that disposes to inflammation, from causes that would otherwise have no...
Page 1025 - ... 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. On the third day he may have a cradle put around his neck, and be turned loose into a large box, or a paddock, or an orchard.
Page 537 - The following from a leading writer on selection is so much to the point that I cannot do better than...
Page 230 - ... forever. A very simple method was also shown by which a kicking horse could be shod. It consisted in connecting the animal's head and tail by means of a rope fastened to the tail and then to the bit, and drawn tightly enough to incline the horse's head to one side. This, it is claimed, makes it absolutely impossible for the horse to kick on the side of the rope. At the same exhibition, a horse which for many years had to be bound on the ground to be shod, suffered the blacksmith to operate on...
Page 866 - Cold applications have the effect of repelling the blood from the surface of the body to the internal organs, from which in weak constitutions the system is unable to relieve itself.
Page 874 - Horses kept in ill-ventilated stables are undoubtedly rendered susceptible to many diseases, and to pneumonia among the rest ; but they will bear impure air even better than cold draughts blowing directly upon them. I have repeatedly observed that the slightest cold contracted by a horse kept in a draughty stable has almost invariably been succeeded by pneumonia, and that if the animal was not removed to a more comfortable situation, the disease tended to a fatal termination.
Page 719 - ... occupies the circumference of the toe, and whose heels gradually thin away to the middle of the quarters ; so that the frog and heels of the hoof bear on the ground, and the weight be sustained behind and before, but particularly in the latter, because the weight of the body falls heaviest there. The shorter the shoe is the less the horse slips, and the frog has the same influence in preventing this that an old hat placed under our own shoes would have in protecting us from slipping on ice. "...
Page 913 - ... is empty, yet on the portion of the intestines immediately over it there is more than natural heat and tenderness, there is inflammation of the body of the bladder...

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