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Animal Scientists
District Of Columbia

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Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

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Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.
  • Study effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or environmental conditions on quality and quantity of animal products, such as eggs and milk.
  • Conduct research concerning animal nutrition, breeding, or management to improve products or processes.
  • Study nutritional requirements of animals and nutritive values of animal feed materials.
  • Advise producers about improved products and techniques that could enhance their animal production efforts.
  • Research and control animal selection and breeding practices to increase production efficiency and improve animal quality.
  • Develop improved practices in feeding, housing, sanitation, or parasite and disease control of animals.
  • Crossbreed animals with existing strains or cross strains to obtain new combinations of desirable characteristics.
  • Determine genetic composition of animal populations and heritability of traits, using principles of genetics.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Animal husbandry equipment
  • Densitometers
  • Incubators or brooders for poultry
  • Microcentrifuges
  • Stunner

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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