Dumb Animals and How to Treat Them; A Text Book for Use in the Public Schools
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...you has a horse belonging to somebody else when he is sick? Why? Tell how you would want to be treated if you were sick, sore or lame. Fat and Lean Animals GENERALLY speaking, it can be depended on that a fat animal is in good health, well fed, watered and cared for. Lack of water will cause an animal to lose flesh much more rapidly than lack of food, and is the cause of much greater suffering. Pain makes an animal poor. Fear and anxiety have the same effect. A horse in constant pain will not stay fat. A horse in constant fear will grow poor. Poor teeth or sickness makes an animal lose flesh. Overwork does the same thing. Whatever the cause may be, when an animal is poor it indicates some of the foregoing causes. When an animal is poor it is the duty and also self-interest of the owner to find out the cause and remove it. In order to be in good working condition it is not necessary that an animal be heavy with fat, but there should be no wasting of the muscles. As soon as that begins, starvation begins. If your horse is poor and stays that way, how many causes might there be for it? What would you do first if you saw your dog, cat, cow or horse getting poor? What would you do next? Sand, Mud, Snow, Ice IN SAND, snow or mud it is much harder for an animal to draw a load, partly because it is harder to get a footing in the soft material and partly because it offers resistance to the wheels which sink into it. In sandy, snowy or muddy roads the load should be lighter, the pace slower and the distance less. On ice or snow the horse must be shod sharp or he will slip or fall and strain himself. It exhausts an animal very quickly to have to try to keep his footing on a slippery surface when his shoes are not sharp. If he has to draw a load besides it...
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