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Gas masks for horses
World War I marked the first large-scale development of chemical and biological weapons. The German army carried out a chlorine gas attack near Ypres on 22 April 1915. Gas masks were used to protect both soldiers and their horses and dogs from these chlorine gas attacks.
Veterinarian Bron's Cow Bra
In addition to his work at a veterinary practice in Sneek, Dutch veterinarian Evert J.S. Bron was also a successful inventor in the veterinary field. For example, Bron designed a tendon clamp and hoof boot for cattle. His other notable inventions include the teat protector, also known as the udder support net and more colloquially referred to as the ‘cow bra’.
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