Outlet offer information

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Bird anatomy plastination

What is a Research Outlet Plastinate?

Many plastinates are being prepared with a scientific focus on investigating and documenting anatomical structures. If the goal is a specific anatomical detail such a project might result in a number of specimens all visualising the requested detail in a perfect way but taking less care of other critera like the surface and egdes of the specimen, allowing slightly more gas and debris inclusions and maybe even grinding artefacts in areas that are not in the focus of the investigation. After the documentation of the visible details these plastinates are kept in stock and can be offered as outlet plastinates.

Do all offers in the outshop come from research projects?

No. Besides from scientific research and anatomical imaging projects outlet offers can also come from late stages of developing new techniques (Prototypes and Beta-Version specimens), from specimen presentations (show pieces), plastination exhibitions for rent or from returned orders. In case of high stock of certain specimen types you will even find regular A-quality specimens offered in the outlet shop.

What can I expect from an outlet offer?

All outlet offers fulfill the good standards of plastination and anatomical preparation and allow investigation of anatomical details. I recommend taking a close look at the description image. If present in the specimen, you will be able to recognise any major gas or debris inclusions, preparation artefacts, etc. Also take a look at the outside shape and surface of the specimen.

Can I return outlet offers?

Yes, you can return outlet items within 1 month. Please inform me within 1 month after you will have received the item. As soon as I receive the returned item you will get a full money refund including the shipping charged in the shop. You would only have to pay the cost for the return postage. I recommend insured registered mail for returning items.

European Association of Veterinary Anatomists congress

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European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA) congress in Vienna started today: It is such a pity that I cannot attend. At least I can offer a 25% discount for all items in the www.plastination-shop.com and for all available regular specimens. Please use the code “EAVA2016” (valid until 31.7.2016)

Gestating rat anatomy with uterus

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rat gestation anatomy plastination

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.

Flex moulage casts of the equine hoof for anatomical instruction

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Moulage cast of the equine digit

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Flexible rubber material for better insights and instructional use.
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Hand coloration for even more realistic look and easier recognising of structures
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Horse hoof slices are available in thickness from appr. 3 to 30 mm. Thinner specimens are more flexible.

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.

 

 

Horse hoof anatomy preparation – new plastination technique

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Equine hoof anatomy teaching specimen
Prototype embedded silicone plastination hoof slice

A new kind of embedded silicone plastination specimen. It combines the realistic 3-dimensional vision of anatomical details in silicone plastination with the attractive and convenient hands-on approach of embedded specimens

Blood vessel anatomy

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Vascularisation of the fish head

The detail of the fish head vascularisation demonstrates how the transparency of the sheet plastinate can show the whole complexity of the blood vessel anatomy in one single anatomical specimen. You can also find this picture and many more in the plastination-archive.

Plastination 2.0 at the congress of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA)

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The use of plastinates in schools, museums and other institutions was the subject of an oral presentation from Dr. Christoph von Horst at the EAVA congress in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria). Veterinary anatomists from all of Europe, the US, South America, New Zealand and Australia heard about how plastinates can be adapted to the needs of a wider range of users. The tension between aesthetics and the scientific message played a major role in the speach. Co-author of the presentation was Prof. Dr. Robert W. Henry (President of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists). Henry and von Horst also presented a scientific poster that suggests a change of the anatomical nomenclature (Nomina anatomica veterinaria) for the equine maxillary sinuses.

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