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the form generally known. It has also a base of an oval form, without an opening in the middle.

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fig. 115

The two lateral clips towards the anterior part, instead of being separate and terminated by ears, are brought together and united into a point which is bent towards the front in a hook or ear projecting above the anterior convex border of the shoe. This form appears altogether new, and M. Fischer has never seen one like it in the veterinary schools of Alfort, or elsewhere' (fig. 116). Professor Defays, of Brussels, has rehabilitated fig. 112, and attached it to a horse's limb.

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fig. 116

It will be observed that the fastening for the strap at the heel is rather awkwardly placed, and so arranged that no horse could walk with it.

Fischer,[1] in describing those of the first and second class, previously discovered, remarks that they were not attached by means of nails, but by straps or cords. When the ƒer was found to be adapted to the size of a particular foot, the prolongation at the heel (supposed to be previously on a level with the body of the 'sandal ') was then bent upwards in conformity with the dimensions

  1. Journal de Med.Vétérinaire, 1853.