Archive for UC Davis

Students already on the farm!

May 27

Tara got right to work!

Tara is already on the farm. Notice the very curious and, might I say, photogenic first cow in line.

Tara is already on the farm. Notice the very curious and, might I say, photogenic first cow in line.

DPM Students are Jumping!

May 27

Claire, Kasha, and Tara jumped at the chance and are jumping for joy to be at the UC Davis, VMTRC!

Claire Meaney and Kasia Szmanska from Dublin Ireland; Tara Urbano from UC Davis

Claire Meaney and Kasia Szmanska from Dublin Ireland; Tara Urbano from UC Davis

"Yeah! We've arrived at the UC Davis, VMTRC!"

“Yeah! We’ve arrived at the UC Davis, VMTRC!”

Cardboard Cow visits AgVentures!

May 23

On Friday, 15 May 2015, Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe took Cardboard Cow to the third annual Agventures! Day!. It is a coordinated effort with some of the primary players being the Tulare County Farm Bureau, the UC Cooperative Extension Tulare Office, and the International Agri-Center.

Jen Crook welcomes one of 9 groups of students for the day and asks, "When you ask a cow, 'How are you?', what does she say?" The children answer, "Moo!" Jen asks, "Yes, and what does that mean?"

Jen Crook welcomes one of 9 groups of students for the day and asks, “When you ask a cow, ‘How are you?’, what does she say?” The children answer, “Moo!” Jen asks, “Yes, and what does that mean?”

The students and Grant ask, "What is 'wrong' with this cow?" Jen palpates CC looking for clues.

The students and Grant ask, “What is ‘wrong’ with this cow?” Jen palpates CC looking for clues.

"How does a veterinarian know if a cow is sick since she can only say, 'Moo!'? When you go to the doctor, you can say, 'My leg hurts!'" The children's responses include, "You can look at the cow, take it's temperature..."

“How does a veterinarian know if a cow is sick since she can only say, ‘Moo!’? When you go to the doctor, you can say, ‘My leg hurts!'” The children’s responses include, “You can look at the cow, take it’s temperature…”

There's nothing wrong with this cow. Her mooing was telling us that she is pregnant!

There’s nothing wrong with this cow. Her mooing was telling us that she is pregnant!

Every child is able to use a stethoscope to listen to their own heart beat.

Every child is able to use a stethoscope to listen to their own heart beat.

Then the children are able to touch these real cow bones. Two of these are attempting to find the location of these bones with the help of a drawing.

Then the children are able to touch these real cow bones. Two of these are attempting to find the location of these bones with the help of a drawing.

Curiosities are peaked as they explore these animal models.

Curiosities are peaked as they explore these animal models.

CAUTION! DPM students at work!

Mar 13

Our Dairy Production Medicine Students were caught on camera this week, hard at work!

Brent holding the IV, Mike's . . . going in!

Brent holding the IV, Mike’s . . . going in!

Brent and Mike team up

Brent and Mike team up

DPM Teamwork!  Brent, "Melinda you grab the tail, Mike you hold the lights, I'll sew this one back up!"

DPM Teamwork! Brent, “Melinda you grab the tail, Mike you hold the lights, I’ll sew this one back up!”

Melinda's asking herself, "How many more do I have to check?"  But she's still smiling!

Melinda’s asking herself, “How many more do I have to check?” But she’s still smiling!

Melinda, Mike, and Evelyn, this DPM gang is ready!

Melinda, Mike, and Evelyn, this DPM gang is ready!

DPM Students from Missouri and UC Davis!

Mar 4

We welcome another group of Dairy Production Medicine Students!  Melinda Faubel, Brent Pascoe, and Mike Wesselink from UC Davis and Evelyn Mackay from Missouri

Welcome, DPM Students!

Welcome, DPM Students!

These students look like they take their work seriously!

These students look like they take their work seriously!