The Faculty of veterinary medicine of the University of Bologna has a collection of ancient instruments of surgical clinic and Midwife clinic, recently recovered.
This collection was first brought to the attention of the general public in 1984 with the exhibition "museums Materials of the Faculty of veterinary medicine" held in the context of the bicentennial events veterinary education in Bologna.
The majority of surgical instruments can be dated before the 19th century. Many of them were forged in Bologna from industries such as Bagley and Lollini, which were later established in the European markets.
In the second half of the 19th century the veterinary medicine reaches its peak and leads to the birth of sectors and disciplines that only later become research sources.
All instruments are extremely interesting from a historical point of view, but the most fascinating aspect is the care and skill with which they were made, in order to achieve a high degree of perfection.
A remarkable collection of horse shoes demonstrates the ability of Farriers in the shoeing of horses, as is witnessed by the scientific works of Cesare Flasks (1556) and Carlo Ruini (1598), published in Bologna.
The history of shoeing a large show interest in horses, so important to humans in battles, in work, in travel and, nowadays, sport.