Cauterizing iron

identifier

ID 1163

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 83.0769 L=48cm WT=610gr
description

After the tail of draft horses has been cut with a docking iron, the wound is burned with a cauterizing iron.

To stop the bleeding, the heated iron is pressed against the wound with the ring-shaped end for 8-10 seconds so that it fits over the slight bulge of the tailbone. If necessary, this operation is repeated until no more blood escapes. [MOT]