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Veterinary shoeing forge (3rd of 3)

Veterinary shoeing forge

William Thomas Wood ran this ‘veterinary shoeing forge and general blacksmith’ on the corner of Cuba and Rangitikei Streets in Palmerston North, photographed about 1881. It is evident that the scope of the term ‘veterinary’ was limited to horses only, and perhaps just to the care of their hooves.

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Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, 'Veterinary services - Early vet services, 1850s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, published 24 Nov 2008