Category Archives: 2007

Treatment of horses or “maréchalerie” in the Latin West during the Middle Ages

par Yvonne Poulle-Drieux, Archiviste paléographe, Adel. aihs@enc.sorbonne.fr The art of horse healing involves practical knowledge developed by the farriers from late Antiquity (Vegetius) until the 16th century. In the mid 13th century, De medicina equorum by Jordanus Ruffus was the … Continue reading

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Origin of the words « épizootique » and « épizootie »

par Bernard Toma, Professeur émérite, Ecole nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Adel. bftoma@vet-alfort.fr This article describes the investigations undertaken to determine by whom, when and under which circumstances the French words ‘épizootique’ and ‘épizootie’ were created. The first verified mention in a … Continue reading

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Animal experiments over the times: a highly controversial subject

par Henri Maurin-Blanchet, Docteur Vétérinaire, Adel. hmaurinb@st-antoine.inserm.fr A brief history of animal experiments from Antiquity to date, which puts this recurrent and controversial debate into perspective and allows a better understanding of the related biological and sanitary challenges. This review … Continue reading

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François-Hilaire Gilbert and the Treatise on Artificial Grasslands

par Dominique Poulain, Maître de Conférences d’Agronomie et Histoire de l’Agriculture. Laboratoire de Science du Végétal, Agrocampus Rennes, Adel. Dominique.Poulain@agrocampus-rennes.fr Presentation and analysis of the Treatise on Artificial Grasslands by François-Hilaire Gilbert. Historical and agricultural background of its publication, with … Continue reading

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Recalling François-Hilaire Gilbert and the rediscovery of his archives

by Pierre Bonnaud, Docteur-Vétérinaire, ancien directeur des Services vétérinaires de Vendée This article dealing with the history of François-Hilaire Gilbert was written by an enthusiast of this young professor of the Alfort Veterinary School, already well-known, but brought back to … Continue reading

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François-Hilaire Gilbert, a veterinary artist portrayed in fifteen manuscripts

by Laurent Garino, Docteur vétérinaire, Adel. l.garino@tiscali.fr This study involves fifteen manuscripts discovered in the François-Hilaire Gilbert Fund and collected by Pierre Bonnaud under the title ‘Pathologies et recherche’. Modern and spiritually reformist, Gilbert tried to achieve rational diagnoses and … Continue reading

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The Alfort Veterinary School and Merino sheep

by Bernard Denis, Professeur honoraire de l’Ecole vétérinaire de Nantes, Président de la Société d’Ethnozootechnie, Adel. denis.brj@wanadoo.fr This article is dedicated to the research work carried out on Merino sheep at the Alfort Veterinary School. These studies aimed at acclimatising … Continue reading

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Saint-Hubert, healer of human and animal rabies

par Hervé Bazin, Professeur émérite de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Louvain, Belgique, Adel.  herve-marie.bazin@wanadoo.fr This article is dedicated to the history of saint Hubert, who was converted to Christianity after having seen a deer bearing a crucifix … Continue reading

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Felix Vicq d’Azyr and the 1774-1776 epizootic (in south-western France)

by François Vallat, Docteur Vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire, Adel. francoisvallat@hotmail.com The rinderpest plague in south-western France from 1774 to 1776 was an opportunity for the young physician, Felix Vicq d’Azyr, sent to the region by the French Académie des Sciences, … Continue reading

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