Unlike doctors who only treat human patients, veterinarians have to know the body systems of more than just one kind of animal; they have to learn about the body systems of many animals, large and small. By studying sick horses and other animals, veterinarians can use what they learn about the animals’ conditions, causes and treatments in order to help humans with similar health issues. You already know that heaves and asthma are similar and can be treated in some of the same ways. Now take a look at how Tucker, a real dog that was treated for bladder cancer, helped doctors treat people with the similar condition.
Use the link below to play the interactive game. Learn how Tucker and the veterinarians at Purdue’s Veterinary Hospital have helped people. You will also learn about the clinical trial process.
In your notebooks, use a Venn diagram to compare how clinical trials are similar to a scientific investigation using the scientific method of discovery.
Watch the following videos featuring Dr. Henry Green, a Purdue veterinarian who specializes in cardiology.
Develop questions for a veterinarian.
Take notes, photos and videos of the veterinarian's visit.
Write a thank you note to the veterinarian.
Okay, let’s go to Task IX
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
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