Category Archives: Horses

A new manuscript by Bourgelat. The compelling ascent of a horseman

Bernard CLERC Professeur honoraire des Écoles nationales vétérinaires 46 rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94700 Maisons-Alfort berclerc@yahoo.fr A new manuscript found recently is the object of this publication. It contains writings of Bourgelat on horsemanship. Examination proves it’s … Continue reading

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Bourgelat, an equestrian writer

François VALLAT Docteur vétérinaire, Docteur en Histoire 10 rue Jean Pigeon, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont francoisvallat@hotmail.com Before the creation of veterinary colleges, young Claude Bourgelat heads the Academy of horse riding in Lyon since 1740, whereas François Robichon de La Guerinière, already … 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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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 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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Glanders during World War One: more fright than hurt

Par Claude MILHAUD* *Docteur Vétérinaire, Vétérinaire Général Inspecteur (2s), Membre de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France, email clmilhaud@orange.fr Communication présentée le 16 novembre 2013 Since October 1914, glanders – a wartime disease – threatens all French national territory with its extreme … Continue reading

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The veterinary art of Pelagonius, or the practice of horse doctor in the 4th centuryAD

par Valérie Gitton-Ripoll Content: a reminder of the collaboration between the philologists and the veterinarians for the edition and translation of texts of the Greco-Roman age, and on hippiatrics in ancient times. Study on the identification of certain horse diseases … Continue reading

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Horse medicine in the 18th century, through the writings of Markham and Solleysel

par Christophe Degueurce et Bruno Richoux Content: an analysis of the works of Jacques de Solleyesel (1617-1780) and of Gervase Markham (1568-1637), followed by well-thought-out comparisons of the theory of humours according to each of these two horsemen and of … Continue reading

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