Saturday, 6 May 2017

Saving a paper horse

Actually a papier maché model of a life size horse, with 121 pieces, which was used by veterinary students in the 19thC at the University of Toulouse vet school.
model horse in need of restoration
A famous professor, Dr Auzaux, in the early 1800s made the model to help students understand anatomy. There are other models too, including a life size turkey and others which could be classed as monuments historiques.
The Ecole Veterinaire is a valuable teaching and research centre in Toulouse which holds regular clinics for small animals - we have had our dog treated there on a couple of occasions for complaints which have baffled local vets.
The vintage teaching aids need 25000 euros for restoration and a crowdfunding scheme has been set up at
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