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Random Photo - what is this ?!

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NoProblem123 · 01/06/2020 00:43

thehorse.com/188996/woodbine-racetrack-confirmed-ehm-cases-reach-27/

Interesting article from earlier this month but what is the picture- it’s obviously equine but I can’t work it out Confused

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bodgeitandscarper · 01/06/2020 07:11

Isn't it just an injection into the hip area? Confused

Veterinari · 01/06/2020 07:15

It's a vet holding up an old style glass thermometer to read the temperature after removing it from the horse.
Probably looks unfamiliar as it's rare for glass thermometers to be used any more - especially in equine practice.

Booboostwo · 01/06/2020 09:19

Yes, it's a thermometer. From when they had mercury in and you had to shake them to get the mercury down, take the temperature and then try to read how far up the mercury had climbed.

Someone just pulled an old stock photo for the article.

bodgeitandscarper · 01/06/2020 16:18

Ha, that'll teach me to wear my specs, used loads of mercury thermometers in the past too!

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