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4-H Veterinary Science Program

Each year the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine invites 9th-12th grade 4-Hers exhibiting at the Indiana State Fair in Veterinary Sciences to participate in Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Open House. 4-Hers exhibit and discuss their projects with Open House visitors, members of the College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions committee, faculty, staff, and students. The exhibition is followed by a student panel where 4-Hers can ask current veterinary students about their experiences. Participants are given information on careers as veterinary technicians/ technologists and doctors of veterinary medicine. 4-Hers are then presented a certificate of participation. For more information, please contact your 4-H leader.

Here are the 2010 presentations.

Here are the 2009 presentations.


2011 Presentations

 

Kayla Thomas

Kayla Thomas

 

Hoof Troubles

I did my poster about Hoof Troubles. There are many common hoof problems. Three common problems are White Line Disease, Navicular Syndrome, Laminitis, and Founder. I did my project to educate horse owners about these diseases.


Katelin Bahr

Katelin Bahr

Pyometra

I did my project on pyometra to educate people about the importance of having their pet spayed. Pyometra is an infection that can occur if your pet is not spayed.

 


Brittany Rasche

Brittany Rasche

Animal Cell Hospital

For my project, I created a poster describing the organelles of a typical animal cell. In order to make the concepts of the parts of the cell easier to understand, I compared them to the parts of an animal hospital. Also, by making these analogies, I emphasized how important cells are to veterinarians in the treatment of animals.

 


Cate Fritchley

Cate Fritchley

A week with Baylee: My time at Purdue's Boiler Vet Camp

My project revolves around my experience at Purdue’s Senior Boiler Vet Camp in June 2010. It was a wonderful, exciting, eventful week while learning about the field of veterinary medicine. My project displays my journal and pictures of one of the best weeks in my life.



Serena Fuelling

Serena Fuelling

Why to Use Pet Shampoo

I have highlighted the importance of using shampoo made for dogs and not shampoo assigned for humans. I then covered different shampoos that will treat many types of sun conditions.



Alex Byler

Alex Byler

Am I Safe?

My project is about the more common products that are harmful to dogs. Some of the categories include human food, plants, human medications, chemicals, household cleaners, metals, and veterinary medications. In my paper it mentions some of the symptoms these items can cause in a dog.



Brittnee Fisher

Brittnee Fisher

Gestation

A gestation period is the time commonly known as pregnancy. For my project I made a board where you match the animal to its gestation period.



Eamonn Daily

Eamonn Daily

Taxonomy Matching Game

There are billions of living organisms on earth, in an effort to more effectively study them scientists need a way to classify them. One of the ways to do that is called taxonomy.



Amelia Foreman

Amelia Foreman

Meat Goat Skeleton

As a senior, raising Boer Goats, I decided to reassemble a meat goat skeleton to show the importance of caring for your animal's skeleton system!



Justin Knoll

Justin Knoll

Small Household Items are Potentially Hazardous

I made my poster on hazardous items found around the house to educate children and adults alike on the potential hazards of everyday items to their pets.



Ashley Nehrig

Ashley Nehrig

Rabies

A poster and report about rabies. Describes what rabies is, the symptoms of the disease, treatment for rabies, how a person or animal gets rabies and how to prevent the disease.



Ella Westhafer

Ella Westhafer

Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper is a single-stranded RNA virus that is potentially fatal to domestic animals such as dogs and ferrets. Closely related to measles, it causes vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, salivation, weight loss, involuntary twitching, and seizures. Canine Distemper, or CDV is spread through bodily fluids such as feces, urine, or nasal secretions. Although, it can be spread through food and water if it comes in contact with these fluids.


Jane Mellencamp

Jane Mellencamp

Nutritional Needs of Canine Lupus Familiarius

A poster describing common mistakes made by owners when it comes to “Man’s Best Friends” nutrition. The poster also shows which portions of the dog’s body are affected by those mistakes. A teaching aid displaying the difference owners can feel to determine if their dog is considered obese. A report that describes the methods of feeding, dangerous foods, effects of dangerous foods, and suggestions on how to help a dog live a long and healthy life.



Tori Gilbert

Tori Gilbert

Stick it!

Stick it is a teaching aid developed to help people learn how to give shots the correct way.



Alissa Hayes

Alissa Hayes

Poisonous Plants of Indiana

This contains a short list of the plants that are poisonous to animals in the area. It also gives pictures of some of the common plants and things you should do to prevent/help animals if they have contact with these plants.



Brooke Ponder

Brooke Ponder

Embryo Transfer

My poster talks about the Embryo Transfer Process. It talks about everything from selecting the ideal donor and recipient cow to freezing and transferring the embryos. A lot of breeders in the cattle industry are starting to use embryo transfer more and more when they breed.



Stevee Craney

Stevee Craney

Caprine Birth Process

Waiting patiently, like I had been all winter long – the time had finally come. Now, you might be thinking like any typical seventeen year old that I was waiting for a set of keys to a brand new mustang or perhaps a pair of pink pumps. However, I was waiting on the birth of my very own Boer goat show doe. One this day Status Quo Barbie was brought into this world. From witnessing her birth along with many others, I was able to prepare and present my report over the caprine birth process. This veterinary science project walks through all of the steps from preparing your pregnant doe to minutes after the birth. Each step is coordinated with details to help the birth process go as smoothly as it possibly can. After viewing the board one should be able to successfully help their doe throughout the caprine birth process.