The New-England Farrier, and Family Physician; Containing, Firstly, Paul Jewett's Farriery, in four parts, wherein most of the diseases which Horses, neat Cattle, Sheep and Swine are liable to, are treated of, in 41 pages. Secondly, A Collection of Brutal Receipts, Many of which are valuable: 23 pages. Thirdly, A very valuable collection of Receipts for Human Diseases: 90 pages. Fourthly, Receipts, By a very learned, skilful and pious English Author: 100 pages. Fifthly, An Extraordinary English Author, Of great experience and information on neat Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Asses, Mules, Dogs, &c.: 82 pages. Sixthly, A large number of Valuable Receipts From Capt. Joseph Smith, of Exeter, and others, on different creatures, but especially Horses. Seventhly, A very large number of Miscellaneous Receipts, On various subjects, useful for Farmers and Mechanics. Last of All, Doct. J. Williams' Family Physician: 24 pages.

By: Richardson, Josiah; Williams, John; Jewett, Paul

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First edition. Lacks title labe, 1 inch chip from spine head, boards rubbed, stain to bottom half of final Family Guide section and a few pages preceding it, all text still legible. 1828 Full-Leather. 468, 24 pp. 12mo. Original full leather. A collection of remedies for both animals and people, including some herbal treatments. Two separate indexes to the various receipts follow the text of their respective sections. A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of a horse's hoof and the placing of shoes to the horse's foot. A farrier couples a subset of the blacksmith's skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal shoes) with a subset of veterinary medicine (knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb) to address the care of the horse's feet. At one time, farrier and blacksmith were all but synonymous. A farrier's work in colonial America or pre-Industrial Revolution Europe would have included horseshoeing as well as the fabrication and repair of tools, the forging of architectural pieces, etc. Today, farriers usually specialize in horseshoeing, focusing their time and effort on the care of the horse's foot. For this reason farriers and blacksmiths are considered to be in separate, albeit related trades. A farrier's routine work is primarily hoof trimming and shoeing. In ordinary cases it is important to trim each hoof so that it retains its proper orientation to the ground. If the animal has a heavy work load, works on abrasive footing, needs additional traction, or has pathological changes in the foot, then shoes may be required. Additional tasks for the farrier include dealing with injured and/or diseased hooves and application of special shoes for racing, training or 'cosmetic' purposes. In cases of horses with certain diseases or injuries, special remedial procedures may be needed for the hooves, and then special shoes may need to be constructed and fitted.

Title: The New-England Farrier, and Family Physician; Containing, Firstly, Paul Jewett's Farriery, in four parts, wherein most of the diseases which Horses, neat Cattle, Sheep and Swine are liable to, are treated of, in 41 pages. Secondly, A Collection of Brutal Receipts, Many of which are valuable: 23 pages. Thirdly, A very valuable collection of Receipts for Human Diseases: 90 pages. Fourthly, Receipts, By a very learned, skilful and pious English Author: 100 pages. Fifthly, An Extraordinary English Author, Of great experience and information on neat Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Asses, Mules, Dogs, &c.: 82 pages. Sixthly, A large number of Valuable Receipts From Capt. Joseph Smith, of Exeter, and others, on different creatures, but especially Horses. Seventhly, A very large number of Miscellaneous Receipts, On various subjects, useful for Farmers and Mechanics. Last of All, Doct. J. Williams' Family Physician: 24 pages.

Author: Richardson, Josiah; Williams, John; Jewett, Paul

Categories: Early Imprints, Animal Science, Horses, 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Exeter, Josiah Richardson: 1828

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2305169

Keywords: ANIMAL SCIENCE VETERINARY MEDICINE ANATOMY HORSE EQUINE ANATOMICAL REFERENCE FARRIER HOOF HOOVES,