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 displays my job-shadowing experience with my veterinarian. My project includes a binder of what I learned, clay models of procedures and equipment, a poster full of photos with descriptions, and preserved animal body parts. It covers all aspects of what I learned throughout my experience.
Tri-fold matching game using one word to match each letter of the alphabet. Pictures, words, an descriptions all used.
In the spring of 2021, I noticed my Alpaca, Daisy, had a tooth abscess. My project follows the long journey of Daisy’s recovery as well as my journey of learning about a tooth abscess and how to treat one. Through this project, I learned how to administer a subcutaneous injection, clean an open wound and provide proper nutritional needs to Daisy in order to help her gain back the weight she lost due to the abscess.
Renee’s project describes the vestibular system and vestibular disease, including the signs, causes, testing and treatment options. She was inspired to research the system after shadowing a veterinarian and watching them examine a dog with a horizontal nystagmus, or uncontrollable eye movement.
One of the most important aspects of the O.R. (operating room) is the sterile environment. My project, AABC’s of the O.R. discusses the reasons why a sterile environment is needed, explains how this environment is achieved, and includes other notes on remaining safe during surgery.
My project is about six of the most common diseases found in horses. Looking at my project, you will see braided strings going from each ailment description to the area on the horse it affect. Among the six, five of them are treatable with interventions and one can only be given supportive care. I developed this project and wrote the accompanying report to teach others about an animal I care deeply for.
My poster compares osteoarthritis in dogs and humans. Diagnostic strategy terms were explained and again compared between humans and canines. Finally, a mini quiz was included.
My project was designed to aid in the success a cattle producer may wish to achieve with embryo transfer, through the “ET Success Triangle.” This triangle outlines the importance of a high quality bovine recipient, a high quality bovine embryo, and a certified practitioner. All three components of the triangle must be available during embryo transfer, or else the cattle producer may experience low conception rates within their cattle herd.
My poster explains why sheep are seasonal breeders. It also explains how CIDR’s work and step-by-step instructions on how to apply them. The CIDR’s can help producers produce more livestock in a year than if they let them breed naturally.
This poster addresses the details of aggression in dogs. It explains what aggression is; the causes and types of it; the warning signs and what to look for; and how to fix this common, and often hidden, problem.
It is an artificial insemination simulator for swine. This tool can be used to train inexperienced swine breeders the art of artificial insemination. It also helps train them on the internal anatomy, and helps them learn to identify the internal parts from the outside.
My 4-H Veterinary Science Project was based on the groundbreaking cancer treatment of the Baylor University bear mascot, name Lady. Lady, a large 18-year-old brown bead had a large mass in her chest. Her vet team of Texas A&M used a new therapy to treat her cancer with great success.
This poster is about the main levels of organization in animals, which are cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. These are the main components of the organism. This is important material to know for diagnostics at a cellular level in veterinary medicine.
A trifold poster covering horse reproduction and color genes. A game on the poster helps demonstrate the color genes and allow people to practice.
My project describes the importance and overview of instrumental insemination of honeybees. II. Allows for genetic development, improvement, and control of bee mating. This improves aviary health, sustainability and improved yields of bees and honey.