New American farm book by Richard Lamb AllenNew American farm book by Richard Lamb Allen

New American farm book

byRichard Lamb Allen

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... taken away, he should be confined beyond a hearing distance of the dam, and plentifully supplied with rowen or aftermath Lay mashed or ground oats, or wheat shorts. It is economy to pro tride a warm shelter through the inclement season for all animals, and especially for colts, which with all other young, should hav an abundance of nutritious food. They will thus grow evenly an rapidly, and attain a size and stamina at two years old, they wculd not otherwise have acquired at three. Every colt should be thoroughly halter broken during the winter before a year old. He will be all the easier managed afterward? Castrating.--The colt should be altered at about one or one and a half years old, but if thin in the neck and I:ght before, the operation may be deferred to a year later. Few of the French diligence and farm horses, and scarcely any of the Oriental, are ever castrated. They are thought to be more hardy and endur ing; but the slight advantage they may possibly possess in this respect, would illy compensate for the trouble and inconvenience arising from their management. The operation should be performed late in the spring or early in autumn, while the weather is mild. If in high condition, the animal should be well physicked. The easiest, safest and most convenient way is to cast him by ropes on his legs. The scrotum should be opened on both sides and the testicles cut, or rather the cord scraped off, and tied, which prevents much bleeding. The wound may be dressed witL a little lard; then turn him loose in a pasture which has a shelter from sun, wind or rain. Docking is practiced by many, but merely to gratify an absurd and cruel caprice, without a single advantage, and the animal is better in every respect with the tail unmutilp.ted. Nicking is an inhuman cu...
Title:New American farm bookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217261590

ISBN - 13:9780217261593