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Animal Breeders
District Of Columbia

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Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Package and label semen to be used for artificial insemination, recording information such as the date, source, quality, and concentration.
  • Prepare containers of semen for freezing and storage or shipment, placing them in dry ice or liquid nitrogen.
  • Maintain logs of semen specimens used and animals bred.
  • Feed and water animals, and clean and disinfect pens, cages, yards, and hutches.
  • Examine animals to detect symptoms of illness or injury.
  • Place vaccines in drinking water, inject vaccines, or dust air with vaccine powder to protect animals from diseases.
  • Select animals to be bred, and semen specimens to be used, according to knowledge of animals, genealogies, traits, and desired offspring characteristics.
  • Treat minor injuries and ailments and contact veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.
  • Observe animals in heat to detect approach of estrus and exercise animals to induce or hasten estrus, if necessary.
  • Arrange for sale of animals and eggs to hospitals, research centers, pet shops, and food processing plants.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Animal husbandry equipment
  • Feed mixers
  • Hydrometers
  • Livestock identification equipment
  • Veterinary injection or suction units or accessories

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Internet browser software
  • Spreadsheet software

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