Anatomical photograph of a horse hoof sectional anatomy specimen by Dr. Christoph von Horst. The anatomical color preserved embedding section shows details of the digital cushion, horse hoof cartilage, equine digit blood vessels, etc.
Sheep fetus morphology details visible in a sheet plastinate. Spinal cord with large Canalis centralis, eye, brain, growth plates, kidney, etc. Available in the shop.
Vascularisation of the equine hoof visible in a research outlet sheet plastinate. Blood vessels supply of the coffin bone, the navicular bone, hoof sole corium, etc. Available in the shop.
Sectional anatomy of a gestating female rat with fetusus visible in the uterus. Rat and rodent organ anatomy: liver, lung, heart, intestines. Vena cava cranialis and caudalis (compare Vena cava superior and inferior in humans) all the way to the vena jugularis, etc. Available in the shop.
Moulage cast of the equine digit
Flex moulage casts are the latest invention to present the anatomy of the horse hoof in a way that makes horse owners understand the specific problems of the equine digit. In the beginning freeze-dried hoof slices and semi-sectioned hooves were the only available instructional aids. With their characteristic smell and pseudo-realistic appearance they often had a more shocking than instructional effect on the horse owner. Sheet plastinates of the hoof have a completely different appearance. Horse owner love them for their beauty and often consider them as pieces of art. Their only disadvantage is a lack of 3-dimensional insight (find many examples in the picture gallery EQUINE ANATOMY at plastinate.com. Furthermore it was often requested to provide an anatomical model that allows you to move its different structures a little bit and allow you to investigate hidden details of the horse hoof anatomy.
Please take a look at the flex moulage casts as shown below. We consider a combination of sheet plastinates, high resolution anatomical picture prints and the new flex moulage casts a perfect fit for the needs of anyone who needs to explain the anatomy and pathology of the hoof to a horse owner.
You can find similar casts offered in my Etsy shop in the EQUINE ANATOMY section.
Flex moulage cast of other species and maybe even of the human anatomy will follow soon.
High resolution anatomical photographs of SI-Sheet plastinates of the hoof show structures which reach vom the coffin bone into the hoof corium. These might be part of the suspensory apparatus of the distal phalanx. I had discussed with Chris Pollitt in the past whether it would be possible to visualise the mesocopic details of the suspensory apparatus of the distal phalanx in sheet plastination specimens. With the help of the SI (Selective Impregnation) – method it might be possible.
I will examine more hoof plastinates and check whether these structures can be found in all hooves or if they might be a result of hoof disease like eg. laminitis. Meanwhile I am looking forward to your comments and ideas.
You can also find this picture in slightly higher resolution together with many other interesting pictures of the horse hoof anatomy in the Equine anatomy gallery at the HC Biovision website.
Rabbit teeth reach very far into the jaws. They end close to the eye and nose cavity. This is why teeth problems in rabbits can be misinterpreted as eye disease or infection of the nose. The real anatomical plastinate of the rabbit head allows better understanding of the topography of the rabbit teeth and other structures of the head. The real plastinated specimens and the high resolution scientific photographs can be also found as Detail Vision Offers in Etsy: Rabbit head sheet plastinate and photographs in Etsy