The Stable Book: Being a Treatise on the Management of Horses ... With Notes and Additions Adapting it to American Food and Climate

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C.M. Saxton, Barker & Company, 1861
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Page 52 - Hence, stabling has introduced a disease that falls very rarely, perhaps not at all, upon the untamed portion of the species. I allude to glanders. This disease has never been seen among wild horses, and it is hardly known where the European mode of stabling has not been tried. That it can be produced by bad air. or by the want of pure air, is generally admitted. " In the expedition to Quiberon, the horses had not been long on board the transports when it became necessary to shut down the hatchways...
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 3 - ... years, I have been more or less engaged in breeding and rearing them on my farm, and in breaking and fitting them for market. I also had in early life, during a residence of nearly two years in the north of Europe, the advantage of studying the stable economy of large military establishments , and in my recent trip to England, I took every opportunity to inform myself, by personal inspection, on the subject of the horse in general, and particularly his rearing and stable treatment ; and in so...
Page 176 - This root is held in much esteem. There is none better, nor perhaps so good. When first given, it is slightly diuretic and laxative ; but as the horse becomes accustomed to it, these effects cease to be produced.
Page 315 - An assistant stands on the left side, to steady the horse's head, and keep it from rising out of the operator's reach. Sometimes he holds the mouth open, and grooms generally need such aid. The operator seizes the horse's tongue in his left hand, draws it a little out, and to one side, and places his little finger fast upon the under jaw ; with the right hand he carries the ball smartly along the roof of the mouth, and leaves it at the root of the tongue. The mouth is closed, and the head held, till...
Page 92 - Fastworking horses require very different treatment. The rate at which they travel renders them particularly liable to all those diseases arising from or connected with changes of temperature. In winter, the horse comes off the road, heated, wet, and bespattered with mud ; in summer, he is hotter, drenched in perspiration, or half dry, his coat matted, and sticking close to the skin. Sometimes he is quite cool, but wet, and clothed in mud. The treatment he receives cannot be always the same.
Page 170 - But good straw is better than unwholesome hay for all kinds of horses. The kidneys are excited to extraordinary activity. The urine, which, in this disease, is always perfectly transparent, is discharged very frequently and in copious profusion. The horse soon becomes hidebound, emaciated, and feeble. His thirst is excessive. He never refuses water, and he drinks it as if he would never give over.
Page 342 - When too long, they are apt to be torn off; when too narrow, the hind- foot bruises the sole of the fore one, and may be locked fast between the breaches of the shoe. Hunters, however, must have the web narrow, for a broad shoe makes them slip on tough ground. It must be so narrow that it will not catch the hind foot. LOSING A SHOE. — When a shoe gets loose on...
Page 193 - The Arabs, in traversing the desert are said to give their horses camel's milk when forage fails. Major Denham, speaking of some horses he met with among the Tiboos, says : " Two of them were very handsome, though small ; and on remarking their extreme fatness, I was not a little surprised to learn that they were fed entirely on camel's milk, grain be* The Veterinian, vol.

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