Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 20

Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to such common tools as rip and cross-cut saws, planes, hammer, carpenter's square, bevel square, try-square, bit-stock and bits, chisels and screw-drivers, such other tools as a boltcutter, set of bolt taps and dies, and a hand drill press will be very convenient. THE-HORSE'S FOOT. BY DR. J. P. HUTITON, VETERINARY DEPT. In this short discussion of the subject it is intended to give the intelligent horse owner sufficient information upon the anatomy and physiology of the foot and leg, to enable him to avoid some of the more serious consequences of improper shoeing. GROSS ANATOMY OF THE FOOT. Bones. The bones of the foot are four in number, three of which--the long pastern, short pastern, and cotlinbone placed end to end; form a continuous straight column passing downward and forward from the fetlock joint to the ground. A small accessory bone, the navicular, lies crosswim in the foot between the wings of the coffinbone and forms. part of the joint surface of the latter. Joints. The pastern and coffinbone are held together by strong ligaments placed at the sides of the joint so as not to interfere with the backward and forward movement of the bones. The chief movements of the joints are those of extension and fiexion in a single plane, with some slight rotation and lateral movement possible. Tendons. The bones are still further bound together and supported by three long fibrous tendons. One, the extensor tendon of the toe, passes down in front of the pastern and attaches to the coffinbone just below the edge of the hair; when pulled upon by its muscle this tendon draws the toe forward and enables the horse to place the foot flat upon the ground. The other two tendons are placed behind the pasterns and are called flexors, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779916
  • 9781236779915