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The horse in health and disease : also the management of the hunter : with instructions for stabling, training, &c.

By William Roper

Abstract

I-AGE.\ud General principles for the management of the\ud horse in the stable.............................. 1\ud Proem—Ventilation—Atmospheric Air— Respiration—\ud Cleanliness—Light.\ud CHAPTER II.\ud General rules for obtaining condition ............ 13\ud Order and Regularity—Exercise—Physicking—Functions\ud of the Skin—Clipping and Singeing—Exercise ought to he\ud made agreeable—Good temper necessary—Grooming—\ud Ill-tempered men about horses—Lord Erskine's opinion—\ud Errors in grooming—Value of good-tempered grooms.\ud CHAPTER III.\ud Diet, and the objects and laws of nutrition........ 30\ud Errors of trainers—Horse's stomach—Over-feeding, &c.\ud —Waste of particles in nature—Organs of nutrition—\ud Hunger and thirst modified by certain conditions, as Age,\ud Exercise, Clothing—Gastric juice, in proportion to the\ud quantity of food required—Error of a change of diet sud-\ud denly—Digestion—Results of digestion—Articles of food.Necessity for drink................................ 43\ud Loss of fluids by secretions and excretions—Thirst the\ud most intolerable of all miseries—Water, a strong digestive\ud and a prolonger of life—Solid and dry food require plentiful\ud dilution—Water before meals—Want of water productive of\ud diseases—Hard and soft water—Circulating fluids of the\ud body large and require dilution—Fluids absorbed, and not\ud subject to digestion.\ud CHAPTER V.\ud Diseases .......................................... 48\ud Necessity for a knowledge of them—Costiveness—Di-\ud rections for physicking, and best forms for aperient medi-\ud cine—Mode of administering a ball. Inflammation, local\ud and general—The type of most diseases. Strangles—\ud Treatment—Plaister for the throat—Embrocation for the\ud throat—Medicines, &c.\ud CHAPTER VI.\ud Diseases arising from, or affecting the brain and\ud its immediate neighbourhood .................... 60\ud Megrims—Nature and treatment—Form for a diuretic\ud ball. Apoplexy, like Megrims, but attended with more\ud danger—Treatment Stomach staggers arise from bad\ud management. Inflammation of the brain, or mad\ud staggers, of two kinds, generally terminates in death.\ud Epilepsy, or Fits, proceeding from two distinct sources.\ud Madness—treatment. Diseases of the eye—Inflamma-\ud tion of the haw—Lotions. Simple inflammation of\ud the eye—Cure. Diseases of the mouth—Lampas.\ud Diseases of the throat—Roaring.\ud Diseases affecting the body........................ 66\ud Catarrh, or common cold—Forms for cough balls.\ud Chronic cough — Treatment — Cough balls—Drench.\ud Broken wind and thick wind—Treatment. Wheez-\ud ing, Piping, Whistling, High-blowers, varieties of\ud diseased organs of respiration. Influenza, or dis-\ud temper— An epidemic — Different forms — Treatment.\ud Inflammation of the lungs — Causes—Symptoms—\ud Treatment. Pleurisy—Treatment. Bronchitis—Treat-\ud ment, &e. Diseases of the Intestines—Colic—Symp-\ud toms—Treatment—Antispasmodic draught. Inflammation\ud of the bowels—Causes. Inflammation from superpurgation—\ud Treatment. Diseases of the kidneys—Inflammation of\ud the kidneys—-Treatment. Profuse staling—Causes. In-\ud flammation of the bladder—Treatment—Sedative ball.\ud CHAPTER VIII.\ud Diseases of the lymphatics........................ 76\ud Farcy—Symptoms. Glanders—Symptoms.\ud CHAPTER IX.\ud Diseases, Accidents, &c, affecting the fore quarters .... 78\ud The Shoulder—Lameness how detected there. Lame-\ud ness in the leg—Splints—Treatment—Blister—Stimulant\ud and absorbing ointment. Windgalls—Liniment. Broken\ud knees—Treatment—Lotion for a poultice—stimulant oint-\ud ment—stimulant lotion to increase the growth of hair.\ud Sprains—Treatment—Forms of cold lotions—mode of\ud employing them—Stimulant lotions—Ointment—Opodel-\ud doc. Thrush—Ointment. Stopping for the feet—Pointing\ud the foot in the stable—Poultice. Bruised feet, Overreach—\ud Tincture of arnica—Hoof ointment—Friar's balsam—\ud Tincture for wounds. Brittle hoofs, Sand-crack—Treatment. Corns—Cure. Pricked or gravelled—Treatment.\ud Shoeing—Faults of the smith—The Life-guard shoe to\ud nrevent slipping on wood pavement.\ud CHAPTER X.\ud Diseases, Accidents, &c., affecting the hind quarters.... 94\ud Curbs—Treatment. Capped hocks—Causes. Thorough-\ud pins—Causes. Sprains of back sinews—Treatment. Bog\ud spavin — Nature — Treatment. Bone spavin — Blister.\ud Cracked heels—Cure. Swelled legs—Causes—Alterative\ud powder—Alterative balls—Tonic ball.\ud CHAPTER XI.\ud Diseases of the skin................................ 102\ud Hidebound—Causes. Surfeit—Treatment. Warbles—\ud Lotion. Sitfasts—Cure.\ud CHAPTER XII.\ud Remarks on hunters .............................. 104\ud Bad effects of bandaging the legs—Used joints—their\ud treatment—Sprains—Thickening—Ointment for its remo-\ud val. Exhaustion from hunting—Blood-letting. Throwing\ud a shoe—Management of the foot. Management of the\ud hunter at the close of the season—Turning out—The feet—\ud Saw-dust to stand in—Blistering—Mode of applying it—\ud Ointments—Healing ointments. Concluding remarks—\ud The arrangement of the work—Arguments based on prin-\ud ciples— Danger of using unknown remedies—Mistakes\ud made in the management of horses.

Topics: Diergeneeskunde, Diergeneeskunde. Paard, Diergeneeskunde, Veterinary Medicine, horse
Publisher: Calder
Year: 1850
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/30408
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