Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Fall 2020


Agricultural Education and Studies

First Major Professor

Dr. Michael Retallick


Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Education


Agriculture is the number one industry in the state of South Dakota. In an effort to enhance recruitment to a new professional program in veterinary medicine in South Dakota, a bovine parturition and dystocia module was developed to serve as an educational module and recruitment tool to engage with stakeholders. The bovine dystocia module seeks to accomplish three main objectives. 1) Serve as an instructional resource for learners to increase knowledge about cattle production. 2) Assist learners in identifying normal and abnormal calving situations, synthesizing information presented to them by the dystocia model and then implementing an intervention strategy that will successfully correct the calf malpresentation. 3) Introduce learners to veterinary medicine via interaction with veterinary faculty and serve as an engagement and recruitment tool to veterinary medicine. The bovine parturition and dystocia module was developed using Bloom’s taxonomy and Caffarella’s Interactive Model of Program Planning. The intent of this creative component was to create an educational module (lesson plan, two PowerPoint lectures, narrated video recordings of PowerPoint presentations, student worksheet, scoring rubric and a pre-post assessment) to use alongside a bovine dystocia simulator model to educate students and producers about bovine (cattle) parturition (birth) and bovine dystocia (abnormal birth).

Copyright Owner

Juarez, Jessica

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