Summer Interns Enjoying New Experiences at KERBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · July 3, 2014
Four summer interns are getting into the swing of things at Kentucky Equine Research (KER). While spending about three months at the research facility, these university students quickly become immersed in the day-to-day activities involved in studying equine nutrition and exercise physiology.
Patrick Casey is one of the interns in the 2014 summer group. Patrick lives in Richmond, Kentucky, and is majoring in biology at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He’s enthusiastic about some of the things he has experienced in his first weeks at KER. “I’d never seen a horse exercise on a treadmill before,” he said. “So far, I’ve helped with a lot of bloodwork, collecting samples and separating them in the centrifuge.” He has also enjoyed having Dr. Bryan Waldridge, KER’s staff veterinarian, available to explain procedures. “I’ve asked him about a million questions already,” said Patrick.
Anyone interested in the KER intern programs, one for three months and another for a twelve-month session, can get more information here.