Anatomy models are invaluable tools for educating clients about their horses and the pathologies they might be facing.

They’re also popular with insects, though. Allie Hayes of Horse Science in West Boxford, Mass., suggests using an insecticide, a baby food jar and a small plastic storage box to preserve your model.

Pest Strip“Cut an insecticide strip into pieces and put them into a glass jar that has holes in the lid,” says the Hall Of Fame farrier. “Placing the jar into the plastic storage box with the models will help protect them. This keeps the insecticide from direct contact with the models and user’s hands. Replace the insecticide per the manufacturer’s recommended time period.”

For more tips to keep your equine anatomy models or skeletons in good shape, read “How To Keep Your Equine Specimens Like New” in the April issue of American Farriers Journal.