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WITH ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
AND ON VETERINARY EXAMINATION.
BY DIG-BY Collins.
A BRIEF TREATISE on the formation of the horse, so
It is a practical subject to which tiresome and longspun paragraphs would be utterly meaningless and irrelevant.
I am encouraged, in laying this before the public, by the conviction that my conclusions have not been arrived at by unprofitable conjectures and high-flown theories; but by careful study of, and practical labours in, each branch treated of.
Perhaps some apology may be thought necessary for treating the veterinary portion of the subject so feebly: but I was less afraid of saying too little than too much, and have endeavoured to direct the course of treatment of diseases which would be the safest, and, if insufficient, at any rate not injurious.
It is impossible, without going more deeply into the veterinary art—which would have defeated the object of this work—to explain the nature and treatment of every disease; and, therefore, it occurred to me that, by setting forth as briefly as possible the nature of some of the diseases most frequently met with, and explaining the symptoms of each in sufficiently clear a manner to lead to their detection and treatment— previous to the services of a professional man being available—I should go as far as would be prudent in addressing the class of persons for whom this work is intended.
It has been my endeavour to explain in every in