The horse still plays an important part in the German Army. For example, there are
over 4,000 horses in the German infantry division.
German antigas equipment for horses is reported to include the following:
(1) A gas mask with 2 canisters. The mask protects horses and
mules against all gases affecting the respiratory organs. The
life of the canisters is several hours, depending upon the
concentration of the gas and the nature of the animal's work; the
canisters can be readily changed;
(2) A pair of goggles to be worn with the gas mask to protect the eyes from spray;
(3) A set of hoof covers to protect the lower part of the leg on
contaminated ground. The front-leg covers are shorter than the hind ones;
(4) A supply of decontamination material.
All of the above items are carried in a single special container.