Meet Equine Research Intern – Melody Haynes


My name is Melody Haynes. I am an upcoming senior at MSU and an ADS major, Science/Veterinary Science concentration. I have been given the opportunity to work with Dr. Robin Fontenot and Dr. Brenna Burkett on their research project. Three different NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs) will be given to nine horses for five days, 3 horses to each drug. This process will be completed three times, each horse to each separate drug. The effects of these drugs on platelet function will be examined. Blood will be drawn on the first day of the project, day 1 of drug administration, and on day 5 of administration. I will be assisting in catching and handling the horses, performing physical exams on the horses daily, transporting blood tubes, and whatever else the doctors may need. I am looking forward to the medical knowledge and invaluable hands on experience I will gain through this project.



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