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Veterinary students co-host Agrium interactive school tours at Spruce Meadows

UToday HomeJune 7, 2013

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is participating in Agrium’s Growing the Next Generation school tours this week at Spruce Meadows. It’s the first time summer students from the faculty have been involved as hosts in this interactive learning opportunity. “It’s a great way to reach out to the community to showcase our DVM program and our students,” says Alastair Cribb, dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The display is made up of four multimedia stations that highlight the horse and the role of veterinary medicine, from head to hoof. The students have a chance to see, touch and learn about equine dentistry, internal medicine, colic, and the anatomy of a horse leg. Here’s what some students from Grade three at Percy Pegler Elementary School had to say after they spent nearly an hour at the display:

“I like feeling the intestines of the horse and seeing how large they were compared to ours.”

“It was interesting to know that they drill a horse’s teeth with such a big drill.”

"Many of the tools were the same as a regular dentist but they were much bigger.”

“The brain of the horse is very delicate.”


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