Category Archives: 2014

History of the Dog in Animation

David GUILLIER Dr vétérinaire, interne animaux de compagnie à l’École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort 7 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94700 Maisons-Alfort david.guillier@vet-alfort.fr While the horse stood out as the choice model for illustrations in the 19th-century optical toys, small mammals, … Continue reading

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The equine mange epizootic during World War One: prevention and therapeutic failure

Claude MILHAUD Docteur Vétérinaire, Vétérinaire Général Inspecteur (2S) Membre émérite de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France 18 avenue Jean Jaurès 92140 Clamart clmilhaud@orange.fr Mange officially appears among the French army’s equine population in December 1914 in the wake of mobile warfare. … Continue reading

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The Alfort Battalion’s battle to defend Charenton’s bridge on 30 march 1814

Emmanuel DUMAS Vétérinaire en chef, Service vétérinaire des armées de Metz, Caserne Ney, CS 30001, 57044 Metz Cedex 1 emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr In 1814, as the allied armies were about to invade France, pupils of the Alfort Veterinary School were formed into … Continue reading

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A paradoxical veterinary teacher, the Norman André de Chaumontel (1752-1814)

François VALLAT Docteur Vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire 10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont francoisvallat@hotmail.com André de Chaumontel, NCO in the French King’s Household Cavalry, was first a student at Alfort Veterinary School and later a teacher – on his return … Continue reading

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The sheep of Bas-Berry and liver fluke disease from the end of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century

Nicolas BARON Professeur agrégé d’Histoire-Géographie au Lycée Curie (Châteauroux), 23, rue Berlioz 36000 Châteauroux nicolazig@gmail.com Adopting the “animal point of view” conceptualized by Eric Baratay, this article attempts to reconstruct the lives of sheep from Indre faced with liver fluke … Continue reading

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Veterinary and animal suffering: from indifference to compassion

Par François VALLAT Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire, 10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont francoisvallat@hotmail.com The evolution of empathy for animals among French veterinarians can be traced through the professional press. The cruelty of the practises of surgery in the … Continue reading

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The forgotten pathology of work horses, 1800-1918 — Contribution of the written sources and anatomical collections of the Alfort Veterinary School

par François VALLAT Dr vétérinaire, Dr en Histoire, 10, rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont, francoisvallat@hotmail.com The old anatomopathological collections and written documents provide evidence of diseases in horses during the 19th and 20th centuries that have now disappeared or decreased … Continue reading

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The Charlier method of farriery, history of a controversy

Par Christophe DEGUEURCE Professeur à l’École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort et conservateur du Musée Fragonard, Centre de Recherche en Histoire Européenne Comparée, Université Paris-Est Créteil, École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, 7 avenue du général de Gaulle, 94700 Maisons-Alfort cedex, cdegueurce@vet-alfort.fr Pierre Charlier, … Continue reading

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Restraint of horses during the Middle Ages

Par Yvonne POULLE-DRIEUX Archiviste paléographe, 6 rue Lemaignan 75014 Paris, yvonne.poulle@laposte.net There is no medieval treatise on the subject and the relevant information is to be gleaned from the general medieval veterinary literature; for this article, only recently edited treatises … Continue reading

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The restraint of horses as described by ancient Greek and Roman authors, from first to fourth century AD

François VALLAT Dr vétérinaire, Dr en Histoire, email. francoisvallat@hotmail.com The study of texts by Columella (Ist century) and by hippiaters of the late Roman Empire (IVth century) reveals characteristics of ancient restraint methods used in performing surgery on large domestic … Continue reading

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