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In reply to questions of a Detroit correspondent the veterinary editor of the World says: To shoe young or aged horses correctly the shoe must be litted exactly to the feet, not the feet to the shoes by burning the hom until it will sit to an awkardly crooked piece of iron which some botcliing shoeing-smiths term a horse shoe. The shoes shoud be so ad j usted to the feet that the weight of the animal may be equally proportioned on the feet when shod, as it is when the i'cet are in the ir natural condition, before shoeing is contemplated. Wliere tlie animal does not possess sufficient knoe-action, the forward shoes should be made heavier tlian ordinary shoes, and the heaviest portion of the shoe should be located in the toe of it. This can be accomplished by making the toe-bar of the shoes wide and thick or, if shod with commonly made forward shoes, separate toe-weights may be adjusted when the animal is driven. You will please note that it is impossible to successfully and practically lay down a universal rule for shoeing a horse, as no two horses' feet and hearing are alike. Have the shoes property and not too tightly nailed on the feet, and have the weight of the animal equally pro portioaed ou the Bhoaa. Then th tana] can travel withease and perform liis labor without pain unless constitutiunal weakness exists. When this is the case no treatment will avail.


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