The Veterinary Record; And Transactions of the Veterinary Medical Association Volume 1-2

The Veterinary Record; And Transactions of the Veterinary Medical Association Volume 1-2

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...a gradual sinking of the dorsal and lumbar vertebrae, until we came to the union of the last lumbar with the sacrum, at which place it formed a very striking contrast of depression to the sudden projection of the sacrum, which was four or five inches higher than the former. I also observed that the off hip was much enlarged. Upon pointing this out, the owner said he could often hear a grating or cracking of the bones about the hips when she moved. In consequence of her getting gradually worse, and her symptoms of weakness and debility likewise increasing, it was thought advisable to have her destroyed. She seemed to get worse the heavier she became in calf; and as she had nearly four months to go, there seemed to be but little chance of her surviving; indeed we believed that she would be quite unable to rise even with assistance, and which she could barely do now. We therefore on this day, the 13th January, 1845, had her killed. Examination.--On removing the abdominal viscera, we were particularly struck with the appearance and small size of the gallbladder. It was about the length, and almost the shape, of a tolerably sized horse-ball, but more irregular in form. I tried to force its contents out, but could not: I then cut it away from the liver, and again tried to empty it of its contents by squeezing it, but could not force a drop of bile out. I then laid it open, and found it contained about an ounce of dark-coloured fluid, with a little coagulum in it, similar to urine voided by a cow that has black-water, but it had not the least appearance of bile. I could not detect any opening out of it. The inner membrane was coated here and there with particles of ossific matter. It was the smallest gall-bladder I ever saw in the cow, and I should say, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628403
  • 9781236628404