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TAU Contact Information

Dr. Barrett Slenning
TAU Educational Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-6324
Diane Ferello
TAU Livestock and Poultry Director
Phone: 919-513-6241

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TAU Personnel and Primary Species Focus

  • Diane Ferello- Director, TAU Livestock and Poultry
  • Amber Butler- Equine Unit
  • Jennifer Champion- Small Ruminant Unit
  • Crystal Davenport- Poultry Unit
  • Pete Fricke- Dairy Unit
  • James Lucas- Swine Unit

Equine Unit Contact

Koren Kartes
TAU Equine Unit Manager

Teaching Animal Unit

Equine Unit

The TAU Equine Unit consist of 4-6 broadmares, 15 teaching horses, 1 stallion and a gelding that is used for an Anatomy class (students use him to identify the bone and muscle structures of the horse). It is the students responsibilities to foal out the broadmares,imprint and halter train the foals. Once the foals are weaned they are sold under a sealed bid.

The veterinary students learn various; techniques while studying here at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Some techniques that are taught are: handling and restraint, blood collection,injection sites,nasalgastric tubing, physical and soundness exams,breeding, dentistry and others.

TEX is used for Anatomy Labs

Casey : TAU Broadmare