Image from page 562 of "The standard horse book, comprising the taming, controlling and education of unbroken and vicious horses" (1895)
Title: The standard horse book, comprising the taming, controlling and education of unbroken and vicious horses
Year: 1895 (1890s)
Authors: Magner, Dennis. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Horses Horses
Publisher: Chicago, The Werner company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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s. Stringhalt. This is a peculiar jerking or pulling up of the hind legs whenwalking or trotting, familiar to every one. It is most severe duringcold weather when the horse is led out of the stable, also after ahard drive, and is much better when driven and warmed up. Manyhorses that have but a slight touch of it may move off showing solittle evidence of it as to escape notice. If suspected, back the horseup hill, especially after standing awhile, or when cool, and he willshow it most clearly. It is claimed that colts suffering from worms, and horses suffer- THUMPS. 531 ing from derangement of the digestive organs, will show some tem-porary jerking of one or both hind legs, from which they recoverunder good keeping and mineral tonics. The writer has neverknown a case of stringhalt to be cured. There are a great manytheories and pretended cures, but I know of none worthy ofmention. Thumps, or Spasmodic Action of the Diaphragm,commonly called thumps, is caused by severe and long-contin-
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Fio. 841.—The Circulatory Apparatus Indicating the Position ot Heart, Arteries, and Diaphragm. ued driving and hard work. Horses of a nervous temperament hav-ing too much cold water given to drink on a cold morning, nervousirritation, severe work or excitement from any cause, may excitethis trouble. Symptoms.—A sudden jerking or twitching of the muscles of thesides and flanks ; pulse wiry, quick, and low ; more or less fever ;extremities natural. Treatment.—This disease being of a purely spasmodic character. 532 DISICASES AM) TIIRII! THE AT M EST. but in tliis c;isc wliolly of ;i nervous nature, Ijlccdinj^ must be omitted,and must be treated wholly by giving spasmodic remedies. Giveasafetida, in a dose of frnni 1 to .! ounces of the tincture, mixed ina half ])int of water. (;iin as a drench, it will stop it almost in-stantly. If necessary, tin- nicdiciiu- ma)- be repealeil in two hours. Keepthe horse well clollicd, and ,ill exciting causes away from him.The bowels should be ki
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