I have now under my charge several mules that are subject to this

complaint. It does not really injure them for service, but it is very

disagreeable to those having them in charge. It frequently requires from

half an hour to two hours to get them rubbed so as the blood gets to its

proper circulation, and to get them to walk without dragging their legs.

In cases where they are attacked violently, they will appear to lose all

use of their legs. I have known cases when a sudden stroke with a light

piece of board, so as to cause a surprise, would drive it away. In other

cases sudden application of the whip would have the same effect.

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