Students Get Hands-On Vet Time

Written by: Will Hehemann
Published on: Aug 4, 2022

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Six University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students majoring in animal science recently had the opportunity to put their analytical skills to the test during a three-day visit to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

As part of Purdue's Laboratory Investigative Veterinary Experience (LIVE), they participated in hands-on activities similar to those veterinary and animal science professionals undertake every day.

The participants included Cynamon Gates, Jurnea Stanley, Joseph Stewart, Tendai Musinga, Kalia Thomas and Emma Miller. The trip to Purdue University was funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture capacity building grant awarded to Jayant Lohakare, Ph.D, UAPB associate professor of animal science.

"Students were required to perform a necropsy dissection on piglets and learned how to determine their cause of death," Lohakare said. "This included collecting, storing and processing samples from the dead animals for the correct diagnosis."

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