Project Discipline: Veterinary Science
Ages: All ages, dependent on child!
Difficulty level: Medium (depends on your "patient")
Supplies needed: A dog, cat or human "patient"
Today, Kodiak 4-H veterinary leader and local veterinarian, Dr. Iacobucci, would like to challenge all of our Alaska 4-H'ers and friends to find a patient and take their heart rate. With the help of her vet assistants and the cooperation of her patient, Dr. Iacobucci demonstrates in the video below how to take the heart rate of a dog without a stethoscope, and notes that the same technique can be applied to cats. She also demonstrates how to take the heart rate of a person, in the event you are stuck at home without any furry friends!
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
1751 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775