from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In veterinary surgery, a method of treating chronic inflammations, consisting in burning parallel lines in the skin, over the seat of inflammation, with a feather-edge firing-iron or thermocautery: used principally in eases of chronic tendinitis, spavin, etc., of the horse.
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-- Where conformation is not too faulty so that recovery may be expected, good results are obtained by line-firing the tendons and allowing the subject a few months 'rest.
As inflammation subsides, a counterirritating application such as a suitable liniment and later blistering or line-firing is helpful in stimulating resolution.
Where a great degree of counter irritation is thought necessary, line-firing with the actual cautery is the remedy _par excellence_.
The application of vesicants or line-firing is beneficial in subacute inflammation of the tendons of the carpal flexors.