What horse careers should I consider?
I'm in high school, and I lease a horse at a local barn. I'm really into horses, and I've been riding since i was 10. I want to know which direction I should be headed if I want my career to involve horses. I'm looking for a job that allows me to be in charge, and work with horses daily. I would like to earn a steady living, be educated in the horse field, and gain tons of experience in the equine industry. Any ides?
Question answered by HorseReport HGS
Equine Business Management but ill give you a whole list plus link since it wont fit on here of equine careers.
I. Primary careers requiring daily contact with horses
Veterinarian/ Veterinary Technician
Extension Horse Specialist
Extension Animal Specialist
Horse Feed Development Specialist
County Agriculture Agent
Stunt Rider or Double in Movies
Technical School Teacher
Horse Drawn or Mounted Tour Guide
II. Support positions without daily contact with horses
Dean, College of Agriculture
Motion Picture, TV, Video or Slide-series Producer
Land Consultant/Farm Real Estate
High School Agriculture Teacher
Agricultural Equipment Design
Blood Typing Specialist
Director of Public Relations
Executive Secretary of Horse- oriented Organization
Publication Circulation Manager
Advertising Sales Manager
First Aid Personnel
State Director of Identification Services
Motion Picture/TV Writer, Crew, Research
Director of Technical School
Technician, Director, Camera
Commercial Feed Manufacturer
Horse Trailer Designer
Pest Control Specialist
Director of Advertising(newspapers, magazines, etc.)
Office Personnel in an Equine Organization
instructional Publications Distributor
Sales of Timing Equipment
Tack and Equipment Maker
Sales of Agricultural Equipment
Carpenter (stables/tack and equestrian equipment)
Advertising Space Buyer
Internal Auditor of Equestrian Organization
Wholesale Tack Sales
Wholesale Clothing Sales
Wholesale Feed Sales
Agricultural and Research Economist
Horse Hair Products Producer (Wigs)
Trade Press Editor
Business Manager of Horse Publication
Publisher of Horse Books
considering a degree in animal science?
what are some of the possible careers that can come from this?
Question answered by icprofit6000
I knew several people who were getting degrees in animal science. I believe most when into farming or ranching. Some worked for agribusinesses (coops, feedlots, feed, fertilizer, seed, and farm equipment manufacturers; retailers or wholesalers; and farm credit institutions)
Many job in extension services (county or agricultural agent).
In you want to be a vet it better to get in a pre-veterinary program. Entry in to vet school is very competitive..
Agricultural and food scientists jobs usually require an advance degree.
Othere jobs include agricultural managers; agricultural workers; veterinary technologists and technicians; veterinary assistants; biological scientists; and medical scientists.
Some other job titles:
Food Inspector, Livestock Inspector, Consultant for Livestock Industry, Consultant for Pharmaceutical Company
What Industries rely on flat racing and polo?
need to know this for assignment
Question answered by Azeri
I'm not sure we should be helping you on your homework, instead of letting you do the research the way you ought to be doing it. . . .
Anyway, The only industries that actually RELY on flat racing would be those who make racing and exercising riding tack, race track design and building, starting gate manufacturers, all the support staff professions: race stewards, starting gate crew, sports reporters who specialize in racing, handicappers, trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, grooms, hotwalkers (you get the idea). Industries which benefit greatly from the racing industry would include veterinary research, vets, vet techs, supplement manufactures, feed producers and dealers, farriers, etc, etc.
As for polo - obviously polo tack and equipment manufactures.
That should get your brain jump-started so you can make the rest of the list yourself.
Technical Competent Required to work as a production Engineer in Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturer?
The company is into manfuacturing electro-diagnostic apparatus such as electrocardiographs, ultrasonic diagnostic equipment, scintillation scanners, nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus, dental drill engines, sterilizers, ophthalmic instruments, manufacture of syringes, needles used in medicine, mirrors, reflectors, endoscopes, manufacture of apparatus based on the use of X-rays or alpha, beta or gamma radiation, whether or not for use in human or animal medicine, X-ray tubes, high-tension generators, control panels, desks, screens, etc, manufacture of medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture, operating tables, hospital beds with mechanical fittings, dentists’ chairs, manufacture of mechano-therapy appliances, massage apparatus, psychological testing apparatus, ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, artificial respiration apparatus, gas masks, manufacture of corrective spectacle lenses and of their frames or of optical microscopes.
Required : Basic Qualification and field of Expern
Question answered by Mack Man
Production engineers, often also referred to as process engineers or manufacturing engineers cover a wide range of skills. Each company and each position might have skills specific to it. Always try to find out what the specific position might require.
In general, you'll need to understand the production processes. What equipment and methods are used to produce the product. Again, this varies widely from automation (i.e. robotics) to manual assembly. Tools could be a simple screwdriver to a fully automated workstation. For the list of items you mentioned the number of possible processes is very large. Plan to learn quite a bit on the fly. Don't expect to know everything. As a matter of fact you'll likely specialize on a specifc product or range of processes.
Another thing, you'll likely be required to provide is documentation. Good writing and computer skills are a must. You need to able to organize thoughts in a clear concise manner. Your "audience" might be an unskilled worker or a skilled tradesperson. Don't speak in wordy terms, but don't be condesending.
Production engineers will also generally be involved in time studies used to provide labor cost for the production processes used. Again, each company might have a slightly different philosophy or method, but in general you should know what a time study is.
Good people skills are a must. Personally, I'd rather take time to train someone on technical matters. Poor people skills, however, seem to originate from deep within a person's basic personality. As such it's harder to change, and often the reason I select one candidate over another.
Being good with your hands certainly doesnt' hurt. A previous employer required production engineers to be able to operate all new equipment or modified processes prior to full-up production. Again, a willingness and capability to learn nearly as good as actual experience.
Finally, the best production engineers should always strive to do things better. You'll want to reduce process variation while decreasing produciton costs and improving quality. This is MUCH easier said than done.
The company you mentioned appears to be involved in electronics, assembly, and fabrication processes. They likely use a wide range of materials too. Being able to demonstrate some skills, experience or knowledge that will provide a foundation to learn their company will be a big help. NEVER try to fake it that you know more than you do. If I were performing the interview and didn't trust the response, I certainly wouldn't expect to trust you as a potential employee. Be candid, but focus on the positive.
Office job - animal based?
For example, a veterinary receptionist or working in a an office within a riding stables?
Could someone tell me more? Also what is the money like?
Question answered by Lene O
There are numerous possibilities
Businesses use: bookkeeping/accounting help, telephone reception and sales, appointments, clerical -filing, licensing, grant writing, promotion- advertising, personnel, research
Some animal based businesses:
riding stables, horse breeding
US govt land management, tracks tagged animals, "manage" animal species (arrange deer hunts etc), rare/endangered species, fishing rights licensing, manage research requests,
Pharmaceutical companies: buy/sell / manage animal populations for test purposes
veterinarians: single practitioner, clinic or hospital
Farriers - (horse shoers)
animal shows - think the Westminster Dog show for one, breed registry, (dogs, cats, rabbits, ...as well as horses)
Animal disease research
stunt animal training
pet obedience training
assistance animal training
security/protection animal training (private for individuals and companies, and police)
cattle, chicken, fish, bison, emu farming
manufacturers of equipment for animal handling
manufacturers of animal feeds
animal cemeteries and crematoriums -large and small animals
animal transporters- breeders shipping pets and breeding stock
dog house manufacturers
pet equipment, toys, leashes and other restraints (auto) feeding equipment,
Companies that "produce" the meat we eat
Milking Equipment companies
Dairies : Cheese, butter production
Sport fishing equipment, stream stocking
Ant farm makers
preserving animal specimens for museum display
Suppliers of dissection animals
This list is not meant to be exhaustive, just to open your imagination to the many possibilities
what is biomedical science?
please reply back as soon as possible
Question answered by miskuzi
biomedical science (the application of the principles of the natural sciences to medicine)
What is a biomedical scientist?
Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out by biomedical scientists on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.
The role of biomedical scientists
From cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare. Biomedical scientists work in partnership with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to perform many different roles in NHS laboratories. Without biomedical scientists the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.
Doctors treat their patients based on results of the vital tests and investigations that diagnose often serious and life threatening illnesses such as cancer, AIDS or diabetes. Without biomedical scientists departments such as Accident & Emergency and operating theatres could not properly function. The many roles of support by biomedical scientists for A & E and theatre surgery includes tests for emergency blood transfusions and blood grouping as well as tests on samples from patients who have overdosed on unknown substances, or may have leukaemia or are suspected of having a heart attack.
The work of a biomedical scientist must be accurate and efficient because patients' lives may depend on their skills. They are continually increasing their knowledge as laboratory techniques develop and research transforms the cutting edge of science and medicine. Scientists learn to work with computers, sophisticated automated equipment, microscopes and other hi-tech laboratory equipment. They employ a wide range of complex modern techniques to perform their roles.
Biomedical science is a continually changing, dynamic profession with long term career prospects including management, research, education and specialised laboratory work. UK biomedical scientists are employed in National Health Service private sector laboratories but are also involved in other organisations such as the National Blood Authority which provides support to hospital blood banks and the Blood Transfusion Service. Biomedical scientists working for the Medical Research Council carry out research in the medical and biological sciences to help preserve health and combat and control disease.
Biomedical scientists are also employed in a variety of roles including the veterinary service, the Health and Safety Executive, university and forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical and product manufacturers, Her Majesty's Forces and various government departments.
There are also opportunities for biomedical scientists to use their training and skills in healthcare posts and projects around the world. They are involved in voluntary work in developing countries on behalf of international bodies such as the World Health Organisation and the Voluntary Service Overseas.
Biomedical science represents an opportunity to put scientific knowledge into practical use and perform a key role within medical healthcare that offers career satisfaction for many in the profession. Biomedical scientists learn skills and gain qualifications that can be transferred all over the UK and can be recognised worldwide.
what do you think??????
hi, so im at the age where i need to start thinking about my career so 1 thing i now is that it has to be around horses, i dont really want to be a riding instuctor and i dont want to work for the RSPCA soo what do you think??????/ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Question answered by Dunfilly
There are tons more - look at the website for more info...
I. Primary careers requiring daily contact with horses
A. Veterinarian D. Veterinary Technician
Extension Horse Specialist Transportation Specialist
Extension Animal Specialist Trainer
Geneticist Stable Manager/Foreman
Horse Feed Development Specialist Riding Instructor/Coach
Animal Nutritionist Veterinarian's Assistant
B. College Professor Breeder
Pedigree Analyst Auctioneer
C. County Agriculture Agent Horse-Buyer
Youth Director Farrier-Corrective Shoeing
Bloodstock Agent Identification Maker
College Instructor Stallion Manager
Rehabilitation Therapist Broodmare Manager
Clinician Foaling Crewman
Farm/Ranch Manager Stunt Rider or Double in Movies
D. Technical School Teacher Horse Drawn or Mounted Tour Guide
II. Support positions without daily contact with horses
A. Dean, College of Agriculture Motion Picture, TV, Video or
B. Architect Slide-series Producer
Agricultural Engineer Land Consultant/Farm Real Estate
Attorney D. Film-distribution Specialist
Accountant Clothing Designer
C. High School Agriculture Teacher Film Editor
Agricultural Equipment Design Blood Typing Specialist
Engineer Boot Manufacturer
Agricultural Researcher Advertising Copywriter
Actuary (Insurance) Commercial Artist
Director of Public Relations Equestrian Portrait/Illustrator
Executive Secretary of Horse- Advertising Sales Manager
oriented Organization Publication Circulation Manager
Association Executive Fire-prevention Specialist
Field Secretary First Aid Personnel
Lobbyist Program Coordinator
State Director of Identification Reporter/Journalist
Services Motion Picture/TV Writer,
Director of Technical School Technician, Director, Camera
Tailor/Clothing Buyer Crew, Research
Commercial Feed Manufacturer Horse Trailer Designer
Laboratory Technician Pest Control Specialist
Director of Advertising E. Office Personnel in an Equine
(newspapers, magazines, etc.) Organization
Author/Fiction Concession Operator
Author/Non-fiction, instructional Feed Store Operator
material Publications Distributor
Sales of Timing Equipment Tack and Equipment Maker
Sales of Agricultural Equipment Printer
Pharmaceutical Sales Carpenter (stables/tack and
Insurance Sales equestrian equipment)
Advertising Space Buyer Leather Dealer
Internal Auditor of Equestrian Advertising Salesman
Organization Wholesale Tack Sales
Horsefeed Wholesaler Wholesale Clothing Sales
Insurance Investigator Wholesale Feed Sales
Agricultural and Research Economist Guard
Museum Curator Horse Hair Products Producer
Trade Press Editor (Wigs)
Business Manager of Horse Film-processing Specialist
Publisher of Horse Books
Which food is better for my German Shepherd?
Eagle Pack Holistic Select (Lamb meal) or Solid Gold Large Breed Adult Formula? She is 5 yrs old and has off and on chronic diarrhea. I'm also giving her a little bit of canned pumpkin and boiled brown rice to help her sensitive stomach but she still seems to get diarrhea no matter what I do.
I occasionally give her a bit of raw antelope because it's wild with no hormones or junk in it but we only have a limited suppy of antelope. When I gave her a raw hamburger (cow), she had awful diarrhea for days so I won't do that again.
I don't trust the vet's opinion because they recommend Hills Science Diet which is garbage. I think a lot of people on here know better.
For treats, she gets a piece of Costco chicken jerky (says 100% pure chicken) and a pig ear once in awhile.
Question answered by King Les The Lofty
I don't regard either as FOOD.
Canids originated as carnivores, with a digestive system suited to eating carrion plus fresh-killed animal proteins (mammals, eggs, insects, reptiles). During domestication there has been a small degree of evolution so that most can now cope with - even THRIVE on - cooked table scraps.
Kibble manufacturers pour out very effective "spin", listing a variety of healthy-sounding ingredients regardless of whether those ingredients are available to a dog's digestive system. Because dogs ARE so adaptable, most cope with kibbles, although some have shortened life spans due to inclusion of "wrong" ingredients that provoke such as kidney diseases or allergies.
"Spin" is the art of stating truths in such a way that the gullible recipients fill in the gaps between what you said, and thus create the favourable-to-you lies you wanted them to believe. Of course, some people do tell actual lies, relying upon the likelihood that by the time you can gather evidence to prove the "spin" a lie it will be too late. (WMDs, anyone? Tobacco?)
If kibbles were as good as the manufacturers imply, full of health-promoting high-quality ingredients, how come they cost less than REAL food does, despite the manufacturers having to cover the cost of equipment and energy not used by producers of REAL food?
Everyone using kibble should study the articles at http://www.vet.purdue.edu/epi/bloat.htm. I think it is the third one that states a period which, if you calculate it back to its start, perfectly matches the period during which kibbles went from being effectively unheard-of to being almost-universal. During that period the incidence of GDV-bloat rose by about 18,000% !!!!!
I can think of only 2 other changes relevant to dogs that occurred during that period - improvements in veterinary treatments, and the arrival of parvovirus. Of those 3 changes, which do YOU believe could explain that increase?
The diarrhoea should first be home-treated by totally resting the gut for 24 hours - nothing except water and natural yoghurt. If the diarrhoea continues after that, off to the vet to find out whether it is due to a worm burden or irritable bowel syndrome or what - the reason that vets cost more than YahooAnswers does is because (a) they have had long TRAINING to know more about animals than do people here, and (b) they know that they will suffer personal consequences if they give bad advice. (Boy is some of the "advice" writers in YahooAnswers produce irresponsible!)
I don't know how "Mutt Mommy" explains her advice. The speed with which food goes through the system is due to peristalsis, so the speed is more or less constant, regardless of the type of food. Maybe she is confused by the time NEEDED to digest different types of food? If so, it doesn't matter, because even if dogs had a digestive tract long enough for plant materials to be digested, dogs do not possess the enzymes necessary to break through cellulose cell walls. Plant materials must be pre-digested before being presented to dogs. One way is to macerate them in a blender then pour on the necessary enzymes and wait hours & hours for those enzymes to do their work. The other is to crush the grains/fruits and cook them. Cooking is more convenient, but denatures some important vitamins, so for dogs that need the special "Florida" diet that delays the progress of some nerve damage the blender+enzymes course has to be taken.
And "Bear": It's mighty hard to give any credence to "advice" produced by people who are unable to learn the name of the breed they think their pooch is a member of.
Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GSD_Friendly
"In GSDs" as of 1967