Title: The horse and other live stock
Year: 1866 (1860s)
Authors: Jennings, Robert, 1824- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Livestock Veterinary medicine
Publisher: Philadelphia, J. E. Potter & co. [etc.]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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tpasture, as, indeed,they do in the sta-\#H JEUS^^H^^^^PHIHIli^^^ ^^6, or loose-box, when the horse isthrown out of work.Grazing exercisedoes not appear toPASTUKiNQ. be unfavorable to their restoration ; but when the knees are vciy much bent, thehorse is unfit for turning out; he cannot graze ; when his headis down, he is ready to fall upon his nose, and it costs himmuch effort to maintain his balance. The position of the head ia the act of grazing is unfavor-able to the return of blood from the brain, from the eyes, fromall parts of the head. Horses that have had staggers, or badeyes, those that have recently lost a jugular vein, and thosethat have any disease about the head—strangles, for instance—should not be sent to pasture. The disease becomes worse, or,if gone, is apt to return. Even healthy horses are liable toattacks on the brain, when turned to grass, particularly whenthe weather is hot, and the herbage abundant. Horses that have been for more than a year In the stable,
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158 PASTURING. and especially those that have been reined up in harness, oftenexperience considerable difficulty in grazing. The neck isrigid, and the muscles which support the head are short. Itis often several weeks before an old coach-horse can grazewith ease. Very old coach-horses that have short, stiff necks,should not be turned out when they can be kept in; if theymust go, they should be watched, lest they die of want. Exposure to the Weather. Wet, cold weather alwaysproduces emaciation and a long coat. If the horse is put outwithout preparation, he is apt to have an attack of inflamedlungs, or sore throat, or a common cold, with discharge fromthe nose, and may sicken and die. Many persons seem to thinkthat no usage is too bad for the horse, if it do not immediatelyproduce some fatal disease. Early in spring, or late in au-tumn, the animal is turned out of a warm, comfortable stable,and left to battle with the weather as he best can. He crouchesto the side of a wall, shivering a
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