The paleolithic veterinarian …
It is interesting to review the information about how this art of healing horses, such as veterinary medicine, was born.
However, where does it come from and how did those men and women who cured horses at a time when there was not so much technology?
Next we are going to tell you.
The ancestral vet
Mongolia has become a benchmark country when it comes to horses …
And it is there, in Mongolia, the first horse cemetery of which there is historical record has its origin.
An analysis of skulls in the cemetery has shown that the nomads of that region sawed the teeth of the horses or even extracted them 3,000 years ago.
How and why did these techniques arise to cure equine health?
The facts suggest that these incredible equine healing techniques emerged along with horsemanship. In this region are the origins of horses and species as old as Przewalski’s horse.
The theories about horses and the paleolithic veterinarian
It is believed that domestic horses originated in Eurasia about 5,000 years ago, although the first physical evidence appears in the Bronze Age of Mongolia.
Also in Mongolia are the first graves of horses.
In this regard, they selected the Deer Stone-Khirigsuur region to do a horse analysis and see if they found traces of the paleolithic veterinarian.
This study starts from the teeth of the animals to see if they were mounted.
The tests confirmed that the teeth had wear compatible with the use of flanges.
But they also found direct signs of interventions made by the horse veterinarian of that ancient time.
The tests that certified the existence of the paleolithic veterinarian
After studying two young horses, they note that they present partially cut lateral incisors.
What gives way to the theory that probably these were causing problems at the time of feeding.
This operation was carried out by the horse veterinarian using tools made of stone, as has been demonstrated.
In conclusion, these techniques confirmed the existence of a paleolithic veterinarian.
In another of the archaeological sites, it has been discovered that the Mongolian pastors adopted a technique that lasts today for 3,000 years.
What is the veterinary technique that is preserved today?
It is the extraction of the so-called wolf’s tooth to be able to mount animals with bridles without causing pain with the bite.
In summary, the human being developed techniques with the instruments that he had, at that time, to cure horses.
The intelligence and ingenuity of man gave way to brilliant surgeries performed with stones, something undoubtedly extraordinary.
Currently science has advanced a lot and it is not surprising that more and more things are being achieved.
The surprising thing is when the human being of three or five thousand years ago developed medicine techniques to cure with rudimentary elements.
The key question is this: What motivated them to do it? Where did the ideas come from?
Maybe we will not know for sure but what we do know is that every time man surpasses himself.
What is believed about the veterinary procedure
It is believed that the metallic bite could be the trigger that this technique was required by a first horse paleolithic veterinarian.
This snack is also responsible for more efficient horse riding, which led to the Mongol troops on horseback.
The first great empire forged thanks to these four-legged animals is that of Mongolia.
This horse veterinarian would be a Mongolian shepherd, and could change the course of history.
Mongolian shepherds and equine dentistry could have changed the course of humanity, being the triggers of the greatest engine of wars and conquests.
Several centuries after these shepherds began to extract teeth, a horde of Mongols on horseback led by Genghis Khan ravaged half of Europe.
The small advances of Mongolian paleolithic veterinarian turned the horse into a tool for modern warfare
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