Museum of Anatomy of domestic animals

Via Tolara di Sopra, 50, (Ozzano dell'Emilia)


The Museum of Anatomy of domestic animals was established in 1882 by Clemente Papi, ordinary Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Bologna, which increased the existing core of about 100 prepared by Gaetano Gaddi and Luigi Alfredo Garcia, of Studio teachers. As early as 1885 the collection included preparations and 665 during the twentieth century this number is doubled; the collection is then remained unchanged until 1910, when the Popes Professor retired from Office. Today the collection boasts more than 2000 anatomical specimens, covering all domestic species, preserved according to the "dry" method. This name derives from the fact that anatomical preparations after treatment with corrosive sublimate or arsenic salts underwent a long period of air drying. The same venue hosts the Museum of General pathology and Special Veterinary Pathology, related also to the Faculty of veterinary medicine of the University of Bologna, among other preparations include those illustrating the growth phases of the different animals. Of great interest are the skeletons of horse natural role played in the different gaits, miologici and vascular preparations; There are also several preparations of the nervous system, both with the dry method, both with the Giacomini, among which deserves a particular mention in full preparation of the Central and peripheral nervous system. The collections from the Cabinet of comparative anatomy, dismembered in 1863, were sorted and reclassified by g. b. Ercolani in recent years of the last century. Subsequently, new preparations, mostly donated by veterinary specialists active in the provincial scope bolognesi, went to increase the Museum's original collection. The exhibits, predominantly in wax, clay and plaster, are life-size and all breed pet viscera with pathological and anatomical lesions monstrosity.


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