Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse 13
CHARLES R . GOLDSWIG ( Continued from Page 12 ) Shelbyville , Tennessee . A subscription to Voice is $ 4.00 per year .
To the Buckeye Walking Horse Association : I will gladly address your association on July 10th and am writing you under seperate cover .
I ran across a young man in Hillsboro , Ohio , who is doing an excellent job of shoeing Tennessee Walking Horses in that area . Bill Robinson , who , after shoeing ponies and a few horses in the country nearby , decided to take a course and attended California Polytechnic Institute and caught on so quickly , was hired to shoe Hunters and jumpers exclusively . One day a man asked him to shoe a Walking Horse and he became so interested that he hap devoted all of his time and restricts his profession to Walking Horses . Bill has portable equipment and covers about a 100 mile area in and around Hillsboro . His best client is Marvin Wilson who has an average of 30 Walking Horses . Bill is averaging six horses per day . This includes new and reset , winter and summer . I just thought you people in the Hillsboro area might like to know Bill is around .
We are pleased to announce the reopening of Char-Del Equitation School . The school is located on the Goldswig Farm just off Salem Pike — ( Route 49 North ) — on Westbrook Road , Clayton , Ohio . Miss Cicily Weaver is the instructor-manager . Miss Weaver was formerly with the Riding Department of Hilltop Manor Camp in Binghamton , New York . She is a graduate of the University of Dayton and teaches art at Centerville Schools . Lessons in English horseback riding are available by appointment from 10:00 A . M . daily ( except Monday ).
Sport of Kings is King of Sports
THE KI6LER FARMS
MT . ORAB , OHIO D . O . KIBLER , Owner — HI4-3605
" THE STABLE BUILT BY CHAMPIONS " SALES-BREEDING-TRAINING
TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES PAUL " WHITEY " WHITEHEAD , Trainer
By DR . M . E . ENSMINGER Clovis , California
Horse racing is truly big business and it ’ s going to get bigger . The 1962 spectator attendance figures were : Racing ( Thoroughbred and trotting ) 61 , - 414,452 ( and another 2,150,069 attended Quarter Horse races ); baseball ( major and minor leages ) 31,423,001 ; automobile racing 31,200,000 ; football ( college and pro .) 27,583,509 ; and basketball ( college and pro .) 15 , - 473,213 . In addition , a total of 23 , - 960,306 people witnessed hockey , boxing , wrestling , dog racing , soccer , and track . Thus , racing outdrew baseball and auto racing ( the number two and number three sports , respectively ) by 30 million .
As further evidence of the magnitude of horse racing , the following 1962 figures are noteworthy : ( 1 ) more than 3 2 / 3 billion dollars was wagered through the mutuel windows , ( 2 ) over 126 million dollars in purses was collected by horsemen , ( 3 ) something over 287 million dollars in revenue was turned into the treasuries of the 24 states conducting racing and used to build and operate schools , hospitals , fairs and other things of benefit to old and young alike , and ( 4 ) race tracks were inventoried at about one billion dollars .
ANTHRAX IN HORSES
I ’ m frequently asked if horses ( and other equines ) are more susceptible than other farm animals to tetanus or lockjaw . The answer is yes . However , the disease does occur in swine , cattle , sheep and goats ; and it is transmissable to man . The greatest incidence of anthrax is in the South , where precautions against it are an essential part of the routine treatment of wounds ; but it occurs worldwide . Symptoms and Signs
Anthrax is usually associated with a puncture wound . Generally , the incubatios period is from one to two weeks , but it may vary from one day to many months . The disease is characterized by a stiffness about the head and neck , slow chewing and weak and awkward swallowing , protruding of the third eyelid over the forward surface of the eyeball ( called “ haws ”), a standing position throughout the sickness , violent spasms or contractions of groups of muscles brought on by the slightest movement or noise , temperature up to 110 ° F , and contracting of the jaw muscles so intensely that the horse is unable to open its mouth — hence the name lockjaw . If recovery occurs , it takes a month or more . In over half the cases , however , death follows , usually because of sheer exhaustion or paralysis of the vital organs . Cause , Prevention , and Treatment
The disease is caused by an exceedingly powerful toxin or poison , more than 100 limes as toxic as strychnine , liberated by a specific microorganism or germ — the anthrax bacillus . The causative organism is an anaerobe ( it lives in the absence of oxygen ), which forms the most hardy spores known . It may be found in certain non-acid soils , horse dung , and sometimes in human excreta . The germ usually causes trouble when it gets into a wound that heals rapidly and closes over . In the absence of oxygen , it then grows and liberates the toxin which follows up nerve trunks . Upon reaching the spinal cord , the toxin produces the symptoms noted above .
Preventive measures include : reducing the probability of wounds , cleanliness , proper wound treatment , and vaccination with tetanus toxoid in areas where there is a high incidence of the disease . In ‘ hot ” areas , all valuable horses should be given the toxoid , which will give an immunity for one to two years . When a horse receives a wound from which tetanus may result , short term immunity can be conferred immediately by the use of tetanus antitoxin ; but such treatment is of questionable value once the symptoms of the disease become evident .
Recommended treatment consists in cleaning and dressing all wounds , keeping the animal quiet — preferably in a dark stall away from flies , good ( Continued on Page 14 )