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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 2011 presentations.

Here are the 2010 presentations.

Here are the 2009 presentations.


2012 Presentations

 

Emily Fry-Schutt

Emily Fry-Schutt

 

What Do Horses See?

My project is a trifold and model of a horse’s eye. In my project I explain horse’s vision and how it is similar and different to human vision.


Logan Colwell

Logan Colwell

Doggy Discovery

For my project I made a teaching tool—a board game. The purpose is to teach fun facts and proper care for dogs. The game is mounted on a poster for display.

 


Eric Hibbets

Eric Hibbets

Zoonotic Disease

My project shows various animals and the diseases they carry.

 


Laura May

Laura May

Science Beyond the Trophy - Dairy Judging 101

I have used this teaching aid in order to more accurately teach both the new and experiences members of my dairy judging team. I broke down the newly revised unified scorecard and explained the categories, terminology, and the reasons why understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a dairy cow are so important.



Lindsey Summers

Lindsey Summers

Canine MMM

My poster is about Canine Masticatory Muscle Myositis which is an inflammatory condition involving the muscles of mastication. I also included the diagnosis, possible symptoms, treatment & prevention options, and also the possible complications/prognosis.



Katelin Bahr

Katelin Bahr

Heartworms

My project was made to inform dog owners about heartworms and how serious it is. I’ve shown various preventions and the benefits of them. I also gave information about testing, treatment and prevention.



Brittnee Fisher

Renae Blocher

Miracle of Birth

My poster was designed to inform the public about the process of calving. It shows diagrams and has a brief description of the diagrams. Also included are birthing facts, abnormal birth position, and personal photos.



Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher

Healthy=Happy

This is a teaching aid. The poster can be used with young elementary children to teach the importance of nutrition and exercise for their pet.



Clayton S. Chastain

Clayton S. Chastain

Obesity in Dogs

My poster explained several reasons why a dog can become overweight. I explained issues with feeding dogs, exercise, surgeries, breed tendencies leading to weight gain and medications affection metabolism. I also mention several effects of obesity.



Cate Fritchley

Cate Fritchley

What’s Cracking?: Eggshell Strength Comparison

I tested eggshell strength (based on consistency in size, shape, texture, thickness, and cracking pressure) on my Farm Fresh Fritchley Eggs vs. store bought white eggs vs. Store bought organic brown eggs.



Colin Hart

Colin Hart

Common Diseases in Beef Cattle

5 Topics: Pink eye, warts, foot rot, ringworm, and bloat. I have listed the description, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention for each disease.



Holly Kyler

Let’s Talk Horse

My poster is on the anatomy of a horse. This poster is a hands-on display allowing viewers to label parts and see what they know.


Holly Laker

Holly Laker

Piggin’ Out on Swine Diseases

My poster provides information on a variety of common swine diseases. The poster includes a crossword puzzle to test the viewers of their knowledge on swine diseases and a 5-page report covering the poster.



Bonnie McCammon

Bonnie McCammon

EPM Equine Protozoal Myloencephalitis

My poster is about Equine Protozoal Myloencephalitis as well as an essay.



Graham Ormiston

Graham Ormiston

Got Freemartins?

I researched freemartinism in cattle because I had a heifer born a freemartin twin. My poster shows twins in utero and tells the possible problems they have.



Jamie Sue Salkeld

Jamie Sue Salkeld

Jamie Sue Salkeld

My poster displays pictures of six specializations. Under each picture is the area of specialization and a brief description of their duties. Also displayed on my poster is the veterinarian oath. My essay on Equine Dentistry is on the back.



Kyle Schmidt

Kyle Schmidt

Pork Quality Assurance: It’s My Promise to YOU, the consumer

Consumers have a growing interest in the way that food animals are raised and veterinarians play a key role in maintaining the quality of food-production livestock. I start with an intriguing question: “Can a teenager have an impact on the supply side of food safety?” I then summarize key facts of the Ten Good Production Practices from the PQA Plus Certification Manual to increase the consumer’s awareness of the proactive stance of the pork industry and the key role that veterinarians play in herd health and food safety. I built an electronic quiz board using a simple series of circuits to grab the attention of my audience.



Nicole Schroder

Nicole Schroder

Quality of a Show Rabbit

My project is about how judges judge rabbits and how they choose a Grand Champion.



Keegan Starkey

Keegan Starkey

Why Did My Goat Die?

My veterinarian (Dr. Chris Rumsey) did a necropsy on a goat doeling which I found dead at morning feeding. I watched him and helped him come to the conclusion that she was struck by lightening.



Mackenzie Wayco

Mackenzie Wayco

Spay or Neuter 101: The Ultimate Way to End Overpopulation

PowerPoint presentation on the Who, What, Where, When, How, Why and some common myths associated with spaying and neutering. The presentation’s purpose is to give an overview of each procedure and provide reasons why the procedures are beneficial.



Tiffany Wineinger

Tiffany Wineinger

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

My poster explains the importance of having your cat or dog fixed. It also has common myths about spaying and neutering explained. My poster promotes adopting an animal from a shelter rather than buying from a pet store or breeder.