In this new publication from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Dr. Perle Zhitnitskiy from the UMN swine group, in collaboration with Dr. Beth Ventura explores the impact that various educational initiatives have on first-year veterinary students attitudes towards swine production.
- First-year students undergo 1-hour lecture and one farm visit in their first year of the curriculum.
- Knowledge and attitudes towards pigs improved after the educational initiatives.
- Students became more segmented in their overall view of swine production.
- Provision of enrichment did not increase students’ satisfaction with the level of animal welfare on the farm.