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Domestic Animals
 
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Richard Lamb Allen
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Domestic Animals

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History And Description Of The Horse, Mule, Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Poultry, And Farm Dogs; With Directions For Their Management, Breeding, Crossing, Rearing, Feeding, And Preparation For A Profitable Market. Also, Their Diseases And Remedies. Together With Full Directions For The Management Of The Dairy.
By R. L. ALLEN, Author of "Compendium of American Agriculture," etc.
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ebook, ebook, 207 pages
Published October 31st 2010 by Project Gutenberg (first published 1847)
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Dec 29, 2010 Rose rated it liked it
This was more interesting as a peek at a 19th century gentleman farmer than for the actual information. The discussion of farm-dogs, for instance, quoted both King Lear, and An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog, by Oliver Goldsmith, and made a passing reference to "the fides Achates, or parlor companions". Also included is a delightful series of tables showing the weights and chemical compositions of the food and "products voided" by various animals. I was amused by the passionate advocacy for ...more
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