EXTRAORDINARY VETERINARY OPERATION.
Th« i •• Philadelphia Beeord" reports a afngnhc ease which has lately been ezelt* Ing the attention of veterinary experts m satlo«all^' Afine pore white Arabian mar* some time ago came by a sellout aecideat, known v a fraotoro of the toferlor maxilla of the lower jawbone posterior to the incisor teeth. Both bones of tha aolanl's jaw were broken completely off, and the lower portion of the f*w was being held m place by a mask of pliable copper lined with cotton. One eight the animal broke loose from its stall, an 4 whilst mlngllnglvlth the other horses «M kicked squarely on the front jaw. Dr H. O. Dangler, a vsterinary surgjeon, trat summoned, and -found that the jaw vat twisted to one side, and that the tcdsuftppeared to be suffering but little p*hu After en examination of the • fracture he r»«)t the bonas temporarily; aedeppUtd a trass to the mare's head, S[ »fc*n bandaged it tightly. The next day a consultation was held by fhitv veterinarians. They mads an dkewtive search of the archives of animal fiaotures, but could not find a dsaila« eaia-~where both bones of the je» had been broken. Dr Dangler then permanently sat the broken jaw, an ««ttra*day being spent m the operation. The coPPer oia**: Is kept tightly pressed to, the animal's head, and Its mouth is kept m a bucket of oold water to reduce ilia twilling of the jaw. The mare Is ktf t in slings to prevent her moving About or lying down. The canvas slin?s yQ} be kept about her body for about four weeks, by whloh time Dr Deogler Anticipates a~n>arked improvement In the fracture. Daring that time it will be Impofilbla for the animal to take ordinary Bonrishment, and sba will be kept on s diet of milk, eggs, oatmeal, batter, and gruel. This diet will be admiolftered with aspooD, as the month Is open but i little more than an inch. The animal i| said to be In a comfortable condition, anc It is believed that by careful treatment il
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889
EXTRAORDINARY VETERINARY OPERATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889
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