Archive for July, 2010

Amazing Bodies Exhibition

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I’ve stumbled across a poster for this last night on the walk home from the office: The Amazing Bodies Exhibition, currently on display at Melbourne’s Docklands until 31 August 2010.

The exhibition will move to Sydney, Perth, Brisbane soon, although dates and venues are not yet announced.

Open daily from 10am (excluding Sundays) tickets cost $25 for Adults, Children $17. Groups of 15+ and families can secure further discounts.

What makes this exhibition more interesting than your run of the mill museum stand is the process – plastination is the process of replacing bodily fluids with polymers, pioneered in 1977 by a professor Von Hagens who has a reputation for the interesting and controversial: In 2002 he televised an autopsy and he aims to complete a ‘Museum of Man’ to permanently exhibit human specimens.

During the process of plastination about 70% of the body (mainly fluids and fats) are replaced by polymers such as silicone rubber or polyester resin, using a special vacuum process. Using plastination, it is now possible to preserve natural anatomical specimens and even whole bodies. The features and structures of the specimens are retained in this process. The end results are durable, real and aesthetic preservations that can be used for teaching and research purposes; and as this exhibition demonstrates, for general education. Each specimen requires more than 5,000 man hours to produce, and is a mix of art and science.

Composed of animal and human whole body specimans, slices and organs this is a great opportunity to get up close with the inner workings!

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Event: Equine Nutrition Evening

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Title: ‘Equine Feeding Fundamentals’ Presented by Pet and Horse feed, with Dr Caroline Foote B.Sc.Agr. (Hons) M.App.Sc. Ph.D.
Location: Living Legends, Oaklands Road, Greenvale

Start Time: Doors open 6pm (Seminar begins 6.30pm)
Date: Thursday, 08 July 2010

Join Dr Caroline Foote for an equine nutrition evening covering:

  • Equine nutrition basics
  • Myths and misconceptions about feeding horses
  • Creating the perfect dietary balance
  • And introducing Head to Hoof, premium feed balancer pellet

How to Book:
To secure your place at ‘Equine Feeding Fundamentals’ please contact Pet, Horse & Farm:
P: 03 9374 2277

Pet, Horse & Farm
Cnr Bulla Road & Tullamarine Fwy
Essendon North 30414

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Equitana Tickets on Sale Today

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Equitana 2010 tickets went on sale this morning 8am.

Superticket (all days, all access) – $295 Adults, $280 Children/Concessions

All day passes start from $95 Adults, $90 Children/Concsssions and there’s lots of tickets for one-off events that’ll set you back around $50.

There’s also travel and accommodation packages and the programme roundup available on the website.

You can purchase your tickets via the website:

Or over the phone:

Toll Free – Australia Only
1300 765 929

International Callers
+61 3 9596 8744

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