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Animal Scientists

Animal Scientists

Animal Scientists Description

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

Animal Scientists Related Job Titles

Animal Anatomist, Animal Behaviorist, Animal Biologist, Animal Breeder, Animal Breeding and Genetics Professor, Animal Geneticist, Animal Husbandman, Animal Management Systems Specialist, Animal Nutrition Consultant, Animal Nutritionist, Animal Science Professor, Animal Science Section Leader, Animal Scientist, Beef Cattle Nutritionist, Beef Cattle Specialist, Beef Technical Services Manager, Dairy Bacteriologist, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Husbandman, Dairy Management Professor, Dairy Nutritionist, Dairy Scientist, Extension Animal Scientist, Poultry Husbandman, Poultry Science Professor, Poultry Scientist, Professor, Research and Development Director, Research Center Partner, Research Geneticist, Research Scientist, Sericulturist, Swine Genetics Researcher, Swine Nutritionist, Veterinary Science Professor,

Animal Scientists Related Careers
Animal Scientists Tasks
Core Tasks
  • 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, utilizing principles of genetics.

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