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.
My project describes several examples of zoonotic diseases and how they are transmitted to humans. It serves as a teaching aid to people about ways of transmission, disease-carrying agents, symptoms and potential prevention strategies.
Deal Your Pet A Winning Hand
The benefits of spaying your pet.
Effects of Genetic Engineering
My poster is about how we genetically engineer animals for our own benefit, whether it be to make more meat per cow, or to clone animals. I speculated on both pros and cons of genetic engineering.
Where It All Starts: The Cell
My project is a visual aid that explains the organelles of an animal cell as well as their function. It also includes a two-page summary of the project and why the concept is important.
Would a Chiropractor Help Your Animal?
On my poster I talk about what an animal chiropractor is, how an animal chiropractor will help and if it will hurt your animal.
Mary Kay Davenport
My poster defines holistic treatment, shares types of treatments, shows acupuncture on a dog and chiropractic treatment on a dog.
My project was a poster board explaining the job of military veterinarians. In included specifics and requirements of the job, including the marine mammal program.
Titi Monkey Adenovirus
One-page outline about the Titi Monkey Adenovirus, a zoonotic disease. It outlines a 7-10 minute presentation to demonstrate my knowledge of the virus. I added the connections of this virus with veterinarian working with monkeys.
Understanding Animal Behavior
My project is a guide to understanding normal animal behavior as well as some behavior problems. Information covers animals such as dogs, cats, pigs, horses, cows and rabbits.
Every Sweet Has Its Sour: What Is Good For You May Not be God For Your Dog
We all love our dogs and want them to be healthy. Sometimes, however, when we attempt to provide healthy snacks or give medication to our canine friends, we can unwittingly poison them.
Genomics Predict the Future Now
My project is about genomic testing. It includes 4 steps to genetic improvement and getting started with genomic testing all in regards to dairy cattle.
Chew On This
My poster presents the bovine digestive system and the causes and treatments of bloat.
My poster is a teaching aid that is designed t help others learn about various types of vets. A brief description of various types of vets is given for the learner to identify which vet it is.
I researched a zoologist, biologist, zookeeper, cellular biologist and wildlife biologist. I looked at salaries, education, special training and career possibilities.
Different Types of Veterinarians
This poster shows upcoming veterinarians and hopefuls all the different options they have of becoming a vet. The poster contains info about all different types of vets.
Got Milk Fever?
This year my poster is about mastitis and its effects. On my poster I have ways to treat and prevent milk diseases.
To Spay or Not to Spay- Fact or Fiction
To Spay or Not to Spay- Fact or Fiction
Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1)
My project includes a 3 page report on EHV-1 as well as a poster teaching aid. It includes a summary of the disease including the symptoms, prevention, treatment, and secondary diseases of EHV-1. There are also some visual aids including the cycle of the disease and a picture of a cell with the virus.
Does Your Dog Have Worms?
My vet taught me how to run fecal flotation tests on dogs. I checked neighbor’s dogs for hookworms, roundworms, ad whipworms. Then I took my results to the neighbors and educated them about worms.
My poster is an educational tool with a written paper. The paper describes how to present it to a group and discusses disease prevention.
My project is an informational poster on how to pet-proof your home and what to keep your pet away from for a long, healthy life.
Parasites and Hosts
My electric board consists of six parasites on one side and six hosts on the other that could be likely to get that particular parasite. It also contains two general descriptions of a parasite and why it’s harmful. The purpose of my board is to correctly match the hosts to the parasites or vice versa.
Vet Science Level C: Project with a Vet, Treating Cystic Goat Doe
A doe is having trouble being bred and I find out she is cystic. I work with my vet to find a solution for the problem. We use a CIOR and demonstrate how we used it.
This project is about micro-chipping for both small and large animals. The poster includes information about whether micro-chipping is safe, affordable, and reliable. I worked with a local veterinarian to complete this project.
Ask the Vet: Spaying Your Canine
My poster provides information to answer questions that owners of female dogs might have concerning spaying. My poster addresses the benefits, risks, surgical procedure for spaying, as well as how to care for the dog after surgery. I used different resources, including my time job shadowing a vet and observing a dog being spayed, to answer these questions.
A trifold poster, a heart with heartworms, and a quiz about heartworms in dogs. Explains how heartworms are spread, heartworm treatment and heartworm prevention.