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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 2012 presentations.

Here are the 2011 presentations.

Here are the 2010 presentations.

Here are the 2009 presentations.


2013 Presentations

 

Brent Bales

Brent Bales

 

Zoonotic Diseases

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.


Casey Baugh

Casey Baugh

Deal Your Pet A Winning Hand

The benefits of spaying your pet.

 


Clayton Chastain

Clayton Chastain

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.

 


Logan Colwell

Logan Colwell

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.



Eamonn Daily

Eamonn Daily

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

Holistic Treatment

My poster defines holistic treatment, shares types of treatments, shows acupuncture on a dog and chiropractic treatment on a dog.



Mandy Dunlap

Mandy Dunlap

Military Veterinarian

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.



Rachael Eberle

Rachael Eberle

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.



Brittnee Fisher

Brittnee Fisher

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.



Scott Forsythe

Scott Forsythe

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.



Laura Frye

Laura Frye

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.



Emily Fry-Schutt

Emily Fry-Schutt

Chew On This

My poster presents the bovine digestive system and the causes and treatments of bloat.


Carly Hatton

Carly Hatton

Veterinarian Specialties

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.



Eric Hibbets

Eric Hibbets

Zoology Careers

I researched a zoologist, biologist, zookeeper, cellular biologist and wildlife biologist. I looked at salaries, education, special training and career possibilities.



Taylor Kemble

Taylor Kemble

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.



Graham Ormiston

Graham Ormiston

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.



Justin Platt

Justin Platt

To Spay or Not to Spay- Fact or Fiction

To Spay or Not to Spay- Fact or Fiction



Stefanie Prahlow

Stefanie Prahlow

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.



Rachel Reynolds

Rachel Reynolds

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.



Savannah Robinson

Savannah Robinson

Disease Prevention

My poster is an educational tool with a written paper. The paper describes how to present it to a group and discusses disease prevention.



Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith

Pet Proofing!

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.



Emily Rose

Emily Rose

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.



Keegan Starkey

Keegan Starkey

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.



Lindsey Summers

Lindsey Summers

Home Again!

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.



Jessica Theis

Jessica Theis

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.



Rebecca Willis

Rebecca Willis

Heartworms

A trifold poster, a heart with heartworms, and a quiz about heartworms in dogs. Explains how heartworms are spread, heartworm treatment and heartworm prevention.