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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 2013 presentations.

Here are the 2012 presentations.

Here are the 2011 presentations.

Here are the 2010 presentations.

Here are the 2009 presentations.


2014 Presentations

 

Brent Bales

Brent Bales

 

How Does Your Pet’s Weight Measure Up?

The subject of my poster is the growing problem of pet obesity in the United States.  It covers risks of pet obesity, weight reduction methods, as well as being an interactive teaching aid to the viewer. 


Charity Best

Charity Best

Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination

My posterboard shows the laparoscopic artificial insemination process.  It covers care and preparation of the animal before, during and after the procedure.  There is also a report included.

 


Clayton Chastain

Clayton Chastain

What Are Zoonotic Diseases?

I discuss 15 different zoonotic diseases and cover symptoms, transimission, prevention and treatment.  I also included an electronic picture frame that shows pictures of the diseased animals or organisms.

 


Christa Cheatham

Christa Cheatham

Contracted Tendons

My project is about animals with contracted tendons.  I showed what the animals look like, how to put a splint on, and wrote about the causes, preventions and treatments.



Alyssa DePew

Alyssa DePew

Do The Research

My 2013 4-H project is a visual aid and 2-page typed report on zoonotic diseases.  I talk about various diseases with their symptoms, cures and characteristics. The aid is for visual enhancement and enjoyment.



Rachael Eberle

Rachael Eberle

Feline Immune Deficiency – Body Systems Response To Immunity Failure In Cats

My one-page outline of a workshop I presented.  It describes how feline body systems respond to Feline Immune Deficiency.  It educates about the route the antigen takes at a cellular level.



Scott Forsythe

Scott Forsythe

Ye Scurvey Pigs!

My project addresses the dangers of vitamin  C deficiency in cavies.  I discuss the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this condition.



Hannah Harrell

Hannah Harrell

Canine Lyme Disease

My poster gives awareness to canine Lyme Disease.  In the last copule of years, this disease has become more common in canines.  This poster also has a chart to identify the kinds of ticks that carry Lyme Disease.



Colin Hart

Colin Hart

Artificial Insemination In Cows And Heifers

My poster gives all the information needed to successfully artificially inseminate.  I have included: things you need, what to watch for, prepping steps, warnings, and advantages.  I have also included steps and pictures for this process.



Megan Hawkins

Megan Hawkins

It’s A Zoo Out There!

For my project, I told about ten diseases animals can transmit to people.  I explained cause, signs of illness, treatment, and prevention for each disease.



Bethany Hobson

Bethany Hobson

What A Vet Can Do

This interactive project hels to identify different types of vets with what they do.  By sliding the nut to a different type of veterinarian it allows for a connection to be made using the wand (continutity tester).  If connection is correct the wand will light up.



Katie Kirk

Feline Obesity

My poster describes the causes, symptoms, preventative measures, and treatments of feline obesity.  It also details many other facts about feline obesity.  Such as how it can turn into feline diabetes if you are not careful.


Elizabeth Krueger

Elizabeth Krueger

Zoonotic Diseases

My project teaches different types of zoonotic diseases found in equine.  My examples of the Hendra virus, Leptospirosis, and the West Nile virus describe the characteristics in both equine and humans.



Maddison Lawson

Maddison Lawson

Canine Hip Dysplasia

My poster is an overview of the realm of hip dysplasia, specifically in German Shephard Dogs.  It covers development, treatment, prevention, genetics and breeder cautions. It also includes why this disease is important to me.



Sarah Letsinger

Sarah Letsinger

Vaccines 101

I made a poster about the importance of vaccines, how to administer them to beef, swine, sheep and goats, and other tips for vaccinations.



Hannah Luper

Hannah Luper

Wrangle The Strangles

My project consists of a poster and notebook on Strangles.  Including findings, results, recommendations and conclusions of this disease in the horse species.



Savannah Robinson

Savannah Robinson

Vet vs Vet Tech

My poster explores the differences between a vet and a vet tech.  It allowed me to personally weight the difference and share it with others.



Kaitlyn Rumsey

Kaitlyn Rumsey

Sheep & Goat LAI

My poster covers the procedure of  laproscopic artificial insemination.   The poster shows and explains the procedure involved in LAI.  Sheep and goats have AI done laproscopically because of their unique cervical anatomy.


Caleigh Siemers

Bloat!

I’ve researched symptoms and indicators to look for and possible cures and treatments for bloat.



Calista Starr

Calista Starr

Obesity in Pets: Size Matters

My teaching aid is about obesity in cats and dogs.  It includes how to prevent obesity, what obesity is, what diseases cause obesity, and how you can prevent your pet from becoming obese.



Lindsey Summers

Lindsey Summers

So, You Want To Be A Veterinarian?

This notebook is geared toward kids that are interested in becoming a veterinarian and what they can do to prepare themselves in high school.  Also, I talked about my experiences with three local veterinarians and their advice for pre-veterinary students.



Jessica Theis

Jessica Theis

Zoonotic Diseases; From Animals To You

My poster provides information on zoonotic diseases in livestock and even pets, with a brief description over what and how the disease gets started.  It tells what it is, ways to prevent it, how it’s transmitted to humans, as well as helpful safety tips.



Jessica Titzer

Jessica Titzer

Litter Processing

My poster is on how baby piglets are given shots, teeth clipped, tails docked, castration and ear notching.  Each process includes an explanation and a picture of the tool used.  There is also a typed two-page report on the poster.



Aubrey Utt

Aubrey Utt

Hole-Y Cow! The Fistulated Ruminant

My project covers the surgical procedure that is performed on ruminatns, called fistulation.  It briefly describes the process, why it is  used and how.



Grace Wernert

Grace Wernert

The Ins And Outs Of Vet School

My project is a board game.  It takes you on a trip through four years of vet school.  Up to four people can play this educations game, but be careful!  You’ll find that vet school  isn’t great if you have a weak stomach!



Tiffany Wineinger

Tiffany Wineinger

Peace, Love & Prevention

My poster is about the importance of heartworm prevention.