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Veterinary medicine
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I. The Ancient Orient

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A. Sources

Indirect: The Akkadian collection of Ḫammurapi’s laws (18th cent. BC) mentions the treatment of oxen (Cattle) and donkeys [1. 70, § 224 f.]. Direct: we know of ten remedies in Ugaritic, and six confirmed as such in Accadian; they confine themselves to the treatment of diseases in horses [2].

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B. Specialists

As far as can be ascertained from the sources, a distinction was made between veterinarians for bovines …

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Böck, Barbara (Madrid) and Touwaide, Alain (Madrid), “Veterinary medicine”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12202580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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