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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 118 pages of information about Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884..

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TURKISH BATHS FOR HORSES.

The Turkish bath has become an established institution in this country; men of all classes now use it for sanitary as well as remedial purposes.  Athletes of various descriptions find it invaluable in “training,” and all the distinguished jockeys and light weights keep themselves in condition by its use.

It was thought probable that what was good for man might also be good for the horse, and the fact has been proved.  Messrs. Pickford, the eminent carriers, in their hospital for horses at Finchley, have had a bath in operation over eleven years, and find the horses derive great benefit from its use.  The bath is put in operation three days a week, and is administered to over twenty horses in this time.  The value of the bath having been thus proved, it is rather strange that it has not been more generally adopted by the large carrying firms.  However, the Great Northern Railway Company at their new hospital for horses at Totteridge, are erecting a very complete Turkish bath.  It consists of three rooms.  First, a large wash room or grooming room, from which is entered the first hot room, or tepidarium, from 140 deg. to 150 deg.  Fahr.; from this room, the horse, after being thoroughly acclimated, can, if necessary, pass to the hottest room, or calidarium, from 160 deg. to 170 deg.  Fahr., and without any turning round can pass on into the grooming and washing room again.  This last room is slightly heated from the two other rooms, and in each are stocks in which the animal can he fastened if required.  The heating is done most economically by Constantine’s convoluted stove, and thorough ventilation is secured from the large volume of hot air constantly supplied, which passes through the baths, and as it becomes vitiated is drawn off by specially designed outlets.  The wash room is supplied with hot and cold water, which can, of course, be mixed to any required temperature.—­Building News.

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