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: The art of taming and educating the horse ..
: Magner, Dennis. [from old catalog]
: Horses Horses
: Battle Creek, Mich., Review and Herald publishing house
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three; thethird phalanx, the lowest portion ofthe framework of the member, whichis continued on its sides and rear byelastic prolongations forming the baseof the heel, the lateral Jibro-cartilage(which gives a longitudinal section ofthe foot) ; the second phalanx, imme-diately above the third, with which itarticulates; and the navicular, shapedlike a weavers shuttle, situated be-hind the third phalanx, of which itforms the complement. These threebones together form the articulationof the foot. See Figs. 865, 866. 2. Special ligaments which connectper pastern; e. Lower pastern; these bones to each other, placed chiefly/.. Coffin bone; 5^. Navicular on the sides of the bones. 8. Tendons, which serve the three-fold use of agents for the transmission of motion, of a means offastening the bones, and of organs for suspending the weight ofthe body. These tendons are three in number : an extensor infront and two flexors behind; first, the perforator; second, theperforated. See Figs. 869, 870.
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Fig. 365.—Bones of the foot. a. Cannon or Shank; b. Sesaamoids; c. Fetlock joint; d. Up * From Outline of Structure of the Foot.(580) By M. BouLEY. SHOEING. 581 4. An elastic fibro-cartilaginous process ; the plantar cushionattached to the third phalanx, which it complements behind, andenlarges the surface by which it takes its bearing on the sole, andtransmits to the ground the pressure which it supports. It isthe means of deadening shocks and reactions. 5. Arteries, veins, and lymphat-ics, vessels which contribute to thenourishment of the foot, and areremarkable by their mimber andtheir flexuous and anastomotic dis-position. See Figs. 371, 372, andothers farther on. 6. The nerves, the organs ofsensibility in the foot, also remark-able for then- number, 7. An integumental membranepeculiar to the region of the foot,and differuig from the general in-tegument, or skin, of which it is acontinuation, by its external ap-pearance, its modified structure,and its special functions ; thus it
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