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KER Interns Learn Research Skills, Share Stable ChoresBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · June 26, 2014

Kentucky Equine Research (KER), a private company based in central Kentucky, offers summer and year-long internships to college students who want to gain hands-on experience in equine nutrition and exercise physiology studies. Those who are accepted into the program will provide daily care for the horses used for research, and will also carry out the protocol for specific studies. Each day is different, and interns have the opportunity to gain knowledge and practice skills used in clinical trials.

Interested in being a KER intern? Applications are accepted in late winter, but it’s never too early to think about qualifications and letters of recommendation. Enjoy this light-hearted description of the intern experience, and then click here to find out more about the program.

Interning at Kentucky Equine Research

A year in Kentucky! Aren’t we lucky?

Pat a steed, order feed,

Unload a truck, shovel some muck,

Brush a tail, scrub a pail,

Give a pill, run treadmill,

Horse looks lame, “What’s the vet’s name?”

Share a laugh, design a graph,

Carry a bale, read e-mail,

Fill a trough, check a cough,

Colic scare, clip some hair,

Dodging sleet and picking feet,

Meet the vet, not finished yet,

Draw some blood, wade in mud,

Feed the cat, lost my best hat,

Doing studies, pasture buddies,

Cleaning tack, “Ouch, my back!”

Creating files, sweeping aisles,

Weigh a horse-- he fidgets, of course!

Late-night feeding, required reading,

Printing labels, cleaning stables,

Making rounds, trip over hounds,

Up at dawn, stretch and yawn---



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