Category Archives: 2009

Jean Héroard, the first French “vétérinaire” and author of the treatise called Hippostologie

par Aurélien Jeandel et Christophe Degueurce, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Adel. cdegueurce@vet-alfort.fr. Biographic data about Jean Héroard. Study of the treatises dealing with the osteology of the horse that were published before he produced his book entitled Hippostologie, c’est-à-dire Discours … Continue reading

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The treatments of pursiness in the ancient time

par Christophe Degueurce, Musée Fragonard, Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, Adel. cdegueurce@vet-alfort.fr The pursiness is a very old disease known since antiquity whose name comes from the fact that affected horse have difficulties to expirate air and produce a movement of … Continue reading

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“Ginestade”, an unrecognized sheep intoxication?

by François Vallat, Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire, Adel. francoisvallat@hotmail.com In 1782, in his observation – integrally reproduced in annex – of sheep intoxication by the Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum), the Lodève’s veterinarian Thorel only looked upon urinary symptoms. After … Continue reading

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The anatomical models of doctor Louis Auzoux at the museum of the national veterinary school of Alfort

by Guillaume Ruiz and Christophe Degueurce, Docteurs vétérinaires, Adel. cdegueurce@vet-alfort.fr This article is a presentation of Louis Auzoux, french practitioner of the nineteenth century, and his revolutionary technique to produce anatomical models in papier mâché that can be dismantled. It … Continue reading

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Anglaisage or nicking of horses : when aesthetic wins against surgery

by François Vallat, Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire, Adel. francoisvallat@hotmail.com Nicking or anglaisage was an operation intended to improve the carrying of tail in common horses. It consisted in cutting or taking off coccygeal depressor muscles. Invented in England, it … Continue reading

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French translation of latin nitrum ; his therapeutic use in Roman veterinary medicine

by Par Valérie Gitton-Ripoll, Maître de conférences à l’université de Toulouse 2, Adel. vgitton@wanadoo.fr The latin word nitrum must not be translated by french nitre. This word is a synonym for saltpeter, while nitrum was a sodium carbonate (french natron), … Continue reading

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