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Spackman, Thomas – “Of The Madde Dogge…” (1613)

“Of The Madde Dogge: together with the Cure of those most dangerous wounds and fearefull accidents, hapning to man and beast through their bitings.” Published 1613

St.Bel, Charles Vial de – “Plan for establishing an institution to cultivate and teach veterinary medicine” (19, Mar 1790)

Excerpt: The general affluence of all orders of people in England, and the universal ardour for improving arts and perfecting institutions, by means of which, the interests of mankind at large have been eminently served, and the stock of human knowledge almost incredibly extended. In reverting to these establishments, we may discern the efficacy of opulence and patriotism uniting for the public service;…

Anonymous Author (L. Upcot Gill, publisher) – “The Book of the Rabbit” (1881)

The book of the rabbit: giving the history, variations, uses, points, selection, mating, management, exhibiting, judging, treatment of the diseases, and much other information bearing on the subject of fancy rabbits illustrated with facsimiles of water colour drawings prepared for this work, and numerous wood engravings.

Steel, John Henry – “A Manual of the Diseases of the Elephant and of his Management and Uses” (1885)

Chapters include; The Pathology of the Elephant; On the General Diseases of the Elephant; On the Circulatory System; On the Alimentary System; On the Respiratory Apparatus; On the Urinary Apparatus; On the Nervous System;…

Steel, J. H. & Symonds, T. J. – “Indian Veterinary Manuals. II Materia Medica Veterinaria Indica, Part I” (1889)

Plates include: Azadirachta Indica; Carica Papaya; Tamarindus Indica; Butea Frondosa; Anona Squamosa; Carum (Ptychotis) Ajowan; Androcraphis Paniculata; Ophelia Chirata; Calotropis Gigantea; Sesamum Indicum;…

Schwab, Charles – “Practical Pocket Guide: To Ascertain from the Teeth, The Age Of the Horse” (c.1890)

Contents and plates include: I. Milk-Tooth-Period, from 6 weeks till 2 Years; Plate 1: Form of the Carving Teeth; Plate 2: 1/2 year; Plate 3: 1 Year; Plate 4: 1 1/2 year; Plate 5: 2 Years; II. Changing – Period, from 2 1/2 till 4 1/2 Years; Plate 6: 2 1/2 Years; Plate 7: 3 Years; Plate 8: 4 Years; Plate 9: 4 1/2 Years; Plate 10: 4 1/2 Years…

Manson, Edward – “The Law Relating to Dogs” (1893)

Subjects covered: Dog Law; Dog not Ferae Nature; Sheep Worrying; Watch Dogs; Fighting; Trespassing; Stray Dogs; Barking; Carriage of Dogs; Dog-Stealing; Cruelty to Dogs; Town Police Causes Act; Metropolitan Streets Act;…