From Airedales to Zebras

Welcome to the first book in an exciting series designed to help you learn all about veterinary sciences! Many fun and interesting activities are included. No matter what type of animal you have, or even if you have none at all, these activities will help you learn a lot.

If you don’t have an animal yet, this book will help you decide if you want ot purchase and care for one. Owning an animal is a big responsibility, and there ia a lot to learn. By doing the activities in this book, you will learn how to select, feed, hose and care for animals properly.

Learner Outcomes

In From Airedales to Zebras, you will learn how to:

  • Identify different breeds of animals
  • Interpret an animal’s behavior
  • Describe different roles of animals
  • Meet animals’ basic needs
  • Describe the life stages of animals
  • Make your home safe for pets
  • Measure medication properly
  • Explain what veterinarians do

Chapter 1: The Normal Animal

Basic Animal Needs

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Fur and Feathers as Friends

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Get Growing

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Systems Check

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What's for Lunch

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Pet Safety Patrol

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Chapter 2: Diseases, Pests and Problems

Not a Shot in the Dark

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All Systems Go

All Systems Go! offers youth new challenges and opportunities to explore a wide range of activities related to Veterinary Sciences. They’ll have fun meeting new people, becoming better acquainted with their community and expanding their interests and goals.

Learner Outcomes

Youth learn many things, including how to:

  • Investigate body systems
  • Research proper environments for animals
  • Discover the importance of immunity
  • Conduct a food safety experiment
  • Role-play communications scenarios
  • Explore veterinary specialties
  • Apply math and science skills
  • Shadow a veterinarian
  • Consider ethics and animal welfare

Chapter 1: The Normal Animal

All for One and One for All

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Chapter 2: Diseases, Pests and Problems

What's Eating You?

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Not So Secret Agents

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When Good Feeds Go Bad

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Biosecurity Blanket

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Quality Counts

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Chapter 3: Investigating Careers

Playing the Part

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Not Special K - Special T

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Where Do You Stand?

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On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge provides several opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills.  By now youth certainly know more about Veterinary Science than when they started the project and they are in an excellent position to share their experiences.

Learner Outcomes

Youth learn many things, including how to:

  • Discover the importance of genetics
  • Describe typical animal behavior
  • Conduct experiments
  • Explore daily life of different veterinary careers
  • Compare reproduction in various species
  • Accept responsibility for animal disease prevention
  • Identify diseases spread from animals to humans
  • Consider the function of body organs and systems
  • Explore veterinary and non-veterinary, animal-related careers
  • Investigate human-animal bonds
  • Recognize the importance of animal population control
  • Research the use of veterinary technology
  • Collect information about colleges

Chapter 1: The Normal Animal

May the Best Gene Win

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Chapter 2: Diseases, Pests and Problems

Have you lost your marbles?

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Chapter 3: Investigating Careers

What Else is There?

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Getting Technical

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The Future is in Your Hands

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Chapter 1: Mastering Project Skills

For the Record

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Demonstration Derby

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Chapter 2: Developing Character

Vets Helping Pets

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What Makes YOU So Special

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Fact or Fiction

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Chapter 3: Investigating the profession

My Word

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Legal Beagles

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

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Looking for Answers

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Surgeon, Pharmacist, Accountant, Boss

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Helper and Youth Resources

Care for Animals - American Veterinary Medical Association

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University of Illinois Pet Health Columns

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4‑H Farm at the University of California, Irvine

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Animal Doc Com - University of Georgia

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