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DISEASES OF THE HORSE'S FOOT

By H. CAULTON REEKS

Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Author of 'The Common Colics of the Horse'

1906

To J. MacQueen, F.R.C.V.S.,

Professor of Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, London, as a slight acknowledgment of his ability as a teacher, and in return for many kindly services, this volume is gratefully inscribed by

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE

Stimulated by the reception accorded my 'Common Colics of the Horse,' both in this country and in America, and assured by my publishers that a work on diseases of the foot was needed, I have been led to give to the veterinary profession the present volume.

While keeping the size of the book within reasonable limits, no effort has been spared to render it as complete as possible. This has only been achieved by adding to my own experience a great deal of the work of others. To mention individually those who have given me permission to use their writings would be too long a matter here. In every case, however, where the quotation is of any length, the source of my information is given, either in the text or in an accompanying footnote. A few there are who will, perhaps, find themselves quoted without my having first obtained their permission to do so. They, with the others, will, I am sure, accept my hearty thanks.

The publishers have been generous in the matter of illustrations and diagrams, and although to the older practitioner some of these may appear superfluous, it is hoped they will serve to render the work an acceptable textbook for the student.

H. CAULTON REEKS.

SPALDING, January, 1906 .

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER II

REGIONAL ANATOMY

A. The Bones B. The Ligaments C. The Tendons D. The Arteries E. The Veins F. The Nerves G. The Complementary Apparatus of the Os Pedis H. The Keratogenous Membrane I. The Hoof

CHAPTER III

GENERAL PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL OBSERVATIONS

A. Development of the Hoof B. Chemical Properties and Histology of Horn C. Expansion and Contraction of the Hoof D. The Functions of the Lateral Cartilages E. Growth of the Hoof

CHAPTER IV

METHOD OF EXAMINING THE FOOT

CHAPTER V

GENERAL REMARKS ON OPERATIONS ON THE FOOT

A. Methods of Restraint B. Instruments required C. The Application of Dressings D. Plantar Neurectomy History of the Operation Preparation of the Subject The Operation After treatment E. Median Neurectomy F. Length of Rest after Neurectomy G. Sequelæ of Neurectomy Liability of Pricked Foot going undetected Loss of Tone in the Non sensitive Area Gelatinous Degeneration Chronic Oedema of the Leg Persistent Pruritus Fracture of the Bones Neuroma Reunion of the Divided Nerve The Existence of an Adventitious Nerve supply Stumbling H. Advantages of the Operation I. The Use of the Horse that has undergone Neurectomy

CHAPTER VI

FAULTY CONFORMATION

A. Weak Heels B. Contracted Foot ( a ) Contracted Heels ( b ) Local or Coronary Contraction C. Flat foot D. Pumiced foot, Dropped Sole, or Convex Sole E. 'Ringed' or 'Ribbed' Hoof F. The Hoof with Bad Horn ( a ) The Brittle Hoof ( b ) The Spongy Hoof G. Club Foot H. The Crooked Foot ( a ) The Foot with Unequal Sides ( b ) The Curved Hoof

CHAPTER VII

DISEASES ARISING FROM FAULTY CONFORMATION

A. Sand crack Definition Classification Causes Complications Treatment Surgical Shoeing for Sand crack

B. Corns Definition Classification Causes Pathological Anatomy and Histology Treatment Surgical Shoeing for Corn

C. Chronic Bruised Sole

CHAPTER VIII

WOUNDS OF THE KERATOGENOUS MEMBRANE

A. Nail bound Definition Causes Symptoms Treatment

B. Punctured Foot Definition Causes Common Situations of the Wound Classification Symptoms and Diagnosis Complications Prognosis Treatment

C. Coronitis (Simple)

1. Acute Definition Causes Symptoms Complications Prognosis Treatment

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