Sheep hoof cleaning, Kiaran Farm, Southend, Kintyre

Maker
Peter MacKay
Production date
Circa 1900
Description
Two shepherds are engaged in checking and cleaning sheep's hooves. Each shepherd has a sheep on the ground while he works at the hooves. A sheepdog lies close by. A bathing stool is next to the dry-stane wall.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1900
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Subject notes
Sheep hooves could rot if the ground was wet. In autumn the bathing stool was used for smearing a mixture of tar, butter and fish oil into the skin to protect the animal from weather, scab and parasites. Its feet went through the slats. Sheep are now dipped.
Accession number
P16652

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