NAME THAT VETERINARY INSTRUMENT

The practice of veterinary medicine continues to evolve and change. The American Veterinary Medical History Society invites you to identify some vintage instruments and other items that were used by veterinarians or the practice of veterinary medicine in the past.

 

Take a quiz, then click “GET ANSWER” to find out what it is and get more information.

Instruments and descriptions have been provided by Fred J. Born, DVM (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin). 

What was this instrument used for?

 

HINT: It was used in association with a communicable disease.

Veterinary Instrument Quiz #5

HINT: A veterinarian would use this instrument on a farm.

Veterinary Instrument Quiz #4

What was this instrument used for?

 

HINT: This item dates to about 1910. The AVMA currently opposes the procedure this instrument was used for.

Veterinary Instrument Quiz #3

What was this instrument used for and why?

 

HINT: It is 20 inches long and weights five pounds.

Veterinary Instrument Quiz #2

What is this instrument? What was it used for?

 

HINT: It is five inches long and is 300 years old. It was invented by and a patent issued to an English farrier.

Veterinary Instrument Quiz #1

HINT: It was developed and used in the late 1950's at Michigan State University and was still in use in the late 1970's. The inventor was Dr. Roger Brown, who was on the MSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s surgical staff.

 

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No 10 - Catheter gauge horiz.JPG

Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #10

What was this surgical instrument used for?

HINT: It is a 7-inch long thin strip of aluminum with numbers inscribed on both the inside and outside edges

 

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Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #9

Beginning about what year were veterinarians required to maintain annual inventories of narcotics and controlled substances and display a federal tax Stamp?

HINT: This requirement was the result of an Act of Congress. 

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Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #8

About what year was this all glass syringe first produced?

HINT: Early syringes were made of metal or had metal parts.

 

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Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #7

What was the horsehair in this vial used for and when?

HINT: it was used primarily in human medicine and on a famous yellow dog.

 

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Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #6

What was this instrument used for?

 

HINT: It was used in association with a communicable disease. 

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Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #5

What was long-handled metal instrument used for?

 

HINT: A large animal veterinarian would use this instrument on a farm.  

No 4 - Early Ear cropping clamp.jpg

Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #4

What was this instrument used for?

 

HINT: This item dates to about 1910. The AVMA currently opposes the procedure this instrument was used for. 

No 3 - Equine Tail Docking shears.jpg

Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #3

What was this instrument used for and why?

 

HINT: It is 20 inches long and weights five lbs. 

No 2 - Horse drench instrument.jpg

Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #2

What is this instrument? What was it used for?

 

HINT: It is five inches long and is 300 years old. It was invented by and a patent issued to an English farrier. 

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Vintage Veterinary Instrument Quiz #1

What is this instrument? What was it used for?

 

HINT: It was developed and used in the late 1950s at Michigan State University and still used in the laste 1970s. The inventory was Dr. Roger Brown who was on the MSU School of Veterinary Medicine surgical staff.