BRAN contains a considerable portion of the nutritious matter of the wheat, is less glutinous than flour, and slightly detergent and purgative. Bran is a useful ingredient in a horse's diet, if discreetly employed: it is, however, universally agreed by veterinary writers, that a continued use of bran, either raw or scalded, is improper, as it is apt to relax and weaken the bowels. Whenever bran is employed as mashes for cattle, care should be taken that it is not decayed or musty. See MASH.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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