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 .
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),
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