Museum of Veterinary Medicine




21 March to 31 June 2017
Title: Estinzione (“Extinction”) exhibition project
Item(s) loaned:
A loggerhead sea turtle specimen (Caretta caretta),
Held at: the Botanical Garden of the City of Padova
Via Orto Botanico, 15 Padova

8 October 2016 to 26 February 2017
Title: Exhibition: Dinosauri. Giganti dall’Argentina (“Dinosaurs. Giants from Argentina”)
Item(s) loaned:
Mandible from a sperm whale(Physeter macrocephalus)
Cranium from an African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Cranium from a domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
Cranium from a coypu (Myocastor coypus)
Cranium from a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Held at: the Centro culturale Altinate/San Gaetano
Via Altinate, 71 Padova

8 December to 11 December 2016
Title: Guided workshops: A pieni polmoni aria e respirazione (“Take a deep breath: air and breathing”)
Item(s) loaned:
Cranium from an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Baleen plate from a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
Heart and lungs from a cow (Bos taurus)
Held at: MUSME Via San Francesco, 94 Padova

11 June 2016 to 4 July 2017
Title: Exhibition: Pesci? no grazie, siamo mammiferi! (“Fish? No thanks, we’re mammals!”)
Item(s) loaned:
Cranium from a Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
A baleen plate from a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
Held at: Museum of Natural History, Ferrara
Via de Pisis, 24 Ferrara




The Museum of Veterinary Medicine is engaged in a busy programme of bone and skeletal specimen production, as evidenced by the increase in the number of specimens in the collection since 2006.
On the back of this work, on 27 February 2013 the department approved a “skeleton pricing scheme” under which the museum could produce specimens on commission for other institutions.

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Tel. +39 0498272549 (Monday to Friday 10.00-12.00 / 14.00-17.00)