Russell on Scientific Horseshoeing; For Leveling and Balancing the Action and Gait of Horses and Remedying and Curing the Different Diseases of the Fo
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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...or inflammation of them one of peculiar injury and suffering to the horse. When thus aft'ected they are no longer able to perform the function of weight bearers, their power of withstanding the work imposed on them is lessened, and the pressure upon them gradually weakens and destroys their attachment to the hoof, letting the bones descend upon the sole, resulting in that condition of helplessness and disability known as "founder." This indicates that when laminitis becomes firmly established or deep rooted, various complications are inevitable. Other organs are invaded, the parts affected become useless and the animal either becomes an incurable cripple or is soon relieved by death. This illustration gives a correct impression of the ravages of laminitis, when its processes continue to the chronic stage, whereby the joints, tendons and other structures of the foot are alike involved and their functions impaired. The disease has destroyed the laminal connections, a forced separation of the parts has N, Laminal tissue--the seat of laminitis. O, Fungous growth. P, Extensor tendon. R, Flexor perforatus. S, Flexor perforans. A, Coffin-or pedal-bone. B, Navicular bone. C, Lower pastern. D, Upper pastern bone. E, Sesamoid. F, Lower end of cannon bone. G, Horny sole. H, Plantar turned or dished the hoof, cushion. K, Velvety tissue or sensitive and depressed the coffin-sole-M, Wall, dished "r turned UP toebone upon the sole, which has thus become weak, thin, and bulged or dropped downward. The space between the bone and hoof being filled with a fungous deposit resembling honey-comb. In dressing a foot of the kind shown in Fig. 34, it is first necessary to foreshorten the toe as much as can be safely done without injury, by rasping around...
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