Collection : musée Fragonard de l'École nationale vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort / Photo Olivier Jourdanet / MCC

Oil painting of a hydrocephalic mare

This hydrocephalic mare was born on 21 January 1821 at the Gard hunting regiment. Its head is deformed due to the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull. Very poorly handled by humans, this anomaly has a much better prognosis for horses.