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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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Recognizing that the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is not always faced with events of consequence during the summer, we have endeavor each year to line up a series of rotations for our veterinary student interns that will expose them to a range of experiences with veterinary medicine from the BOAH perspective.  These experiences may include, but are not limited to:

1.      10 days central office training including:

a.       Site visits to a state inspected slaughter facility and dairy plant

b.      BOAH program orientations

2.      Conducting site visits to veterinary clinics and premises as required by the Indiana animal disease prevention and eradication programs;

a.       Cervid program herd inventories and sample collection

b.      Assist with flock testing and evaluation for the Scrapie program with Dr. Cheryl Miller

c.       Assist with Tuberculosis and Brucellosis testing BOAH veterinarians

d.      Aquaculture program Dr. Jennifer Strasser

e.       Assist with C.E.M. testing and treatment

3.      Inspecting animals at the Indiana State Fair;

4.      Bio-security planning and support at BOAH with Dr. Marianne Ash, and with BOAH Animal Surveillance and Emergency Response Team veterinarians and their county emergency management counterparts who are responsible for local disaster planning involving animals;

5.      Assisting with Scrapie Slaughter Surveillance at our Remington facility with the USDA Area Veterinarian in Charge - Indiana

6.      Epidemiology field and office work with Dr. Eran Raizman, DVM, PhD or another veterinary epidemiologist or public health veterinarian

7.      Rotations of one or more weeks with leading firms and government agencies from:

a.       Dairy

b.      Pork

c.       Poultry

d.      Agribusiness

e.       Animal control and welfare

f.        Wildlife

Any or all of these opportunities may be preempted in whole or in part by an animal disease event such as ones experienced in the past e.g. West Nile virus (summer 2002); monkey pox (summer 2003); swine tuberculosis (summer 2004); rabbit hemorrhagic disease (summer 2005); strangles (summer 2005); etc.

A position description is attached.