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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

vetinary_medicine.gif (9045 bytes)  Veterinary Medicine
Requirements 1996

  1. Tell the normal posture or attitude, motion, or action of two farm animals and two companion animals.
  2. Make chart showing the normal body temperature and heart and respiration rates of the horse, cow, pig, sheep, dog, and cat.
  3. Make a schematic drawing of at least TWO of the following body systems. For each system, label the parts, and explain the function of each part: respiratory, digestive, skeletal, and circulatory.
  4. Prepare a program of animal health maintenance for two farm animals and one pet. Emphasize adequate housing, feeding, watering, and grooming care (if required) and exercise. Give the kinds of food that each animal needs.
  5. Tell the importance of proper nutrition in farm animals and pets.
  6. Define bacteria, virus, and parasite. Tell how they cause diseases in animals. Name two diseases of farm animals and of pets caused by each.
  7. Illustrate and explain the stages of the life cycles of the tick, dog roundworm, and dog heartworm.
  8. Name five diseases of animals that are transmissible to humans.
  9. Spend as much time as possible with a veterinarian. Watch the kind of work the veterinarian does. Prepare a written summary of your experience.
  10. Tell about veterinary activities other than direct treatment and handling of animals.
 

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