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Fat Dogs & Coughing Horses

The Fat Dogs & Coughing Horses exhibit consists of four sections: Tucker's Trials, Lucky's Back, Holly's Heaves and Hot Dot's Fitness Challenge. Each section requires approximately 250 ft2. Total exhibit square footage is approximately 1000 ft2.

The exhibit rental period is 3 months. It is possible to rent one, two, three or all four sections of the exhibit based on the pricing scale as follows:

One section
Two sections
Three sections
Entire exhibit (four sections)

$3000* + in-bound shipping
$5000* + in-bound shipping
$7500* + in-bound shipping
$9500* + in-bound shipping

*Indiana venues are offered a 50% discount.

Exhibit Rental Sections

Tucker's Trials

Tucker's  Trials exhibit

Many new medicines that help people are the same medicines that veterinarians and scientists discovered to help our pets

Discover how advances in animal health can lead to advances in human health!

Tucker, a Golden Retriever who was treated for bladder cancer at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is your tour guide for learning about how new medicines are made. Together you will learn about how medicines are first discovered by scientists in laboratories and what it takes to get new medicines approved for use in people.

Organizers
Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center
Purdue Veterinary Medicine

Sponsor

The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

It’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH. 


Content Specialists
Comparative Oncology Program Team at Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Discovery Learning Research Center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that animals play important roles in the development of new medicines that help both people and animals
  • Understand that human clinical trials are important to developing treatments for illnesses and injuries
  • Understand that human clinical trials are very expensive and require lots of time and volunteers
  • Understand that human clinical trials test new treatments to make sure that they are safe, effective, and better than current treatments.

Exhibit Walk-Through
Tucker’s Trials includes several stations.
Each one focuses on a specific concept and contains interactive elements

  • Introduction: Tucker, a Golden Retriever who was treated for cancer at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is your tour guide for learning about how new medicines are made.
  • Photo Album: Tucker will introduce you to his family and his veterinary team.
  • Clinical Trials: Tucker will help you explore what it takes to make sure that new medicines are safe and effective for people. Watch a video about the different phases of clinical trials and take a quiz to see what you have learned.
  • Animals Helping People: Learn about actual research taking place at Purdue University to discover new medicines that help animals and people.

Target Audience
3rd through 9th graders and their families

Availability
Tucker’s Trials will be available for three-month rental periods beginning in January 2012.

Square Footage
250

Rental Fee 
$3,000 for 3 months plus in-bound shipping

Category
Health and Science

Contact
Gretchen Bertolet
Traveling Exhibit Program Coordinator
(765) 429-5436
exhibits@purdue.edu

Download Tucker's Trials Exhibit Rental Information Sheet (PDF)

Learn about the development and assessment of this exhibit.

Play the Tucker's Trials Game as seen in the exhibit.

Lucky's Back

Lucky's Back exhibit

Explore the nervous systems of people and dogs

Discover how advances in animal health can lead to advances in human health!

Lucky, a Dachshund who was treated at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for injuries sustained in a car accident, is your tour guide for learning about how the nervous systems of dogs and people are alike. Together you will learn about how the nervous system works, what happens when injuries occur, and how to help people and animals with spinal cord injury.

Organizers
Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center
Purdue Veterinary Medicine

Sponsor
The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

It’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH. 

Content Specialists
Basic Medical Sciences Department at Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Diagnostic Imaging Team at Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Discovery Learning Research Center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park
 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that the nervous system of dogs and people works the same way
  • Understand that the nervous system sends and receives signals
  • Understand that injuries can prevent signals from being sent along the nervous system
  • Understand that injured spinal cords can sometimes be repaired.

Exhibit Walk-Through
Lucky’s Back includes several stations.
Each one focuses on a specific concept and contains interactive elements

  • Introduction: Lucky, a Dachshund who was treated at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for injuries sustained in a car accident, is your tour guide for learning about how the nervous systems of dogs and people are alike.
  • Build a Nervous System: Lucky will introduce you to the parts of a nervous system and you can explore the layers of a dog’s nervous system.
  • Neuroanatomy: Watch a video and how the parts of the nervous system work together
  • Sending and Receiving information: Explore how the nervous system sends and receives signals and see the nervous system in action
  • Helping People and Dogs with Spinal Cord Injury: Examine real radiographs of spinal cord injuries in dogs and learn how medicines and surgery can help injured people and dogs. Practice being a surgeon and repair a broken back.
  • What Have You Learned: Take a computer quiz and see what you learned about the nervous system

Target Audience
3rd through 9th graders and their families

Availability
Lucky’s Back will be available for three-month rental periods beginning in January 2012.

Square Footage
250

Rental Fee
$3,000 for 3 months plus in-bound shipping

Category
Health and Science

Contact
Gretchen Bertolet
Traveling Exhibit Program Coordinator
(765) 429-5436

exhibits@purdue.edu

Download Lucky's Back Exhibit Rental Information Sheet (PDF)

Learn about the development and assessment of this exhibit.

Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge

Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge

Did you know that 44% of dogs are overweight?

Discover how advances in animal health can lead to advances in human health!

Hot Dog needs to get back in shape! Learn about healthy food and exercise choices and discover how obesity can lead to other health concerns.

Organizers and Content Specialists
Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center
Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Discovery Learning Research Center at Purdue University's Discovery Park

Program and Sponsor
Hot Dog’s Fitness Challenge is part of the Fat Dogs & Coughing Horses:Animal Contributions towards a Healthier Citizenry program to developeducational programs for P-12 students, parents, teachers, and thepublic about the science involved in keeping people healthy.

The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

It’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and be able to perform body condition scoring in dogs.
  • Understand some relationships between body condition and health issues in animals and people.
  • Understand healthy food choices in animals and people.
  • Understand how exercise burns calories.

Exhibit Walk-Through
Hot Dog’s Fitness Challenge includes several stations with interactive elements.

  • Introduction: Hot Dog, an overweight dog, is your tourguide for learning about healthy food and fi tness choices.
  • Body Condition: Learn how to tell if a dog is overweightby feeling models of thin to obese dogs.
  • Health Conditions: Explore how obesity can lead to other health concerns like diabetes and heart problems.
  • Healthy Treats: See if you can figure out the healthiest treats for your dog!
  • Fitness challenge: Finally, see if you can survive Hot Dog’s Fitness Challenge which features steps, a punching bag, and much more!

Target Audience
3rd through 9th graders and their families

Availability
Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge will be available for three-month rental periods beginning in January 2012.

Square Footage
250

Rental Fee
$3,000 for 3 months plus in-bound shipping

Category
Health and Science

Contact
Gretchen Bertolet
Traveling Exhibit Program Coordinator
(765) 429-5436
exhibits@purdue.edu

Download Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge Rental Information Sheet (PDF)

Learn about the development and assessment of this exhibit.

Holly's Heaves

Hot Dog's Fitness Challenge

Did you know that horses get asthma just like people?

Ten-year-old Holly the horse has asthma, which is called "heaves" in horses. Holly will be your tour guide for learning about the respiratory system. You'll also learn all about asthma and what can be  done to prevent some of the signs.

Organizers and Content Specialists
Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center
Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Discovery Learning Research Center at Purdue University's Discovery Park

Program and Sponsor
Holly's Heaves is part of the Fat Dogs & Coughing Horses:Animal Contributions towards a Healthier Citizenry program to developeducational programs for P-12 students, parents, teachers, and thepublic about the science involved in keeping people healthy.

The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

It’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH. 

Learning Objectives

  • The respiratory system of people and other animals works the same.
  • The respiratory system brings in oxygen and removes carbon dioxide.
  • Asthma can affect the respiratory system in people and other animals, making it difficult to breathe.
  • Asthma cannot be cured, but the signs can be decreased by avoiding triggers and using medications.

Exhibit Walk-Through
Holly's Heaves includes several stations with interactive elements.

  • Introduction: Holly, a horse with asthma, is your tour guide for learning about the respiratory system.
  • Breathing: Learn how to build a respiratory system. Watch a video to see what happens when a horsre breathes.
  • Asthma: Explor asthma in people, horses, and cats. See how difficult it is to pump up lungs when asthma is present.
  • Helping People and Animals with Asthma: Learn how to avoid asthma triggers. See real asthma inhalers for people, horses, and cats!
  • Take a quiz to see what you have learned.

Target Audience
3rd through 9th graders and their families

Availability
Holly's Heaves will be available for three-month rental periods beginning in January 2012.

Square Footage
250

Rental Fee
$3,000 for 3 months plus in-bound shipping

Category
Health and Science

Contact
Gretchen Bertolet
Traveling Exhibit Program Coordinator
(765) 429-5436
exhibits@purdue.edu

Download Holly's Heaves Rental Information Sheet (PDF)

Learn about the development and assessment of this exhibit.

The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

It’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH.