The agister is not an insurer of the beasts taken in by him, but he must take reasonable and proper care of them, and is liable for injury caused to them by negligence or by neglect of such reasonable and proper care1. If the animals are stolen without the default of the agister and it is proved that he did not use reasonable diligence to recover them, the onus is on the agister to prove that his failure to use such diligence made no difference to the result
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