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Broken Knees

Broken Knees. The "knee" of a horse, from its situation, is peculiarly liable to injury in the case of a fall. However slight the injury may appear, it demands careful treatment, as any lasting evidence of mischief in this part detracts from the value of the animal. If the joint be opened, lameness is almost sure to ensue, and if a fracture has occurred, the animal had better be destroyed.