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Animal research scientists design, plan and conduct research using animals. Their work may be directed in a variety of areas such as:
- The investigation of the possibilities for manipulation of animal embryos and breeding techniques for agriculture
- Testing pharmaceuticals and medical procedures intended for humans
- Researching animal behaviour
- Conducting studies on the effects of nutrition and environment on animal health and welfare
Scientists working in this area typically specialise at a post-graduate level and find employment in a specific area. Employers include government departments, livestock companies, medicinal and pharmaceutical research laboratories and companies manufacturing animal feed and other products.