Wooden Gag

a drenching gag

A wooden mouthpiece with a central hole could keep a horses mouth open and allow the administration of "drenches" (liquid medication) or pills. A leather strap secured the gag over the horse poll (the top of its head).
There is much old woodworm damage but it has all been treated. It is stamped "Arnold & Son, London". This company are still making veterinary equipment today.
Dimensions: The mouthpiece is 18" (46cm) long and 2/2" (6cm) wide
Weight 1lb 1/2oz (496g)

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