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animal husbandry

the science of breeding, feeding, and tending domestic animals, especially farm animals.
Origin of animal husbandry
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animal husbandman, noun Unabridged
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  • The distinction between this procedure and conventional animal husbandry would be the use of a genetic copy as breeding stock.
  • Agriculture consists largely of subsistence farming and animal husbandry.
  • Finally, improved animal husbandry reduced disease among domestic pigs, thereby reducing the incidence among wild hogs.
  • All meat comes from farms that practice proper animal husbandry.
  • Mechanization has reduced conventional animal farming to production and eliminated true animal husbandry.
  • The antibiotics are being used in animal husbandry where the problems arise.
  • Changes in animal husbandry practices and improved hygiene have also proved to be viable alternatives to antibiotic use.
  • Plant cultivation and animal husbandry required rigorous and constant, year-round labor.
  • The many changes taking place in agriculture are being accompanied by revolutionary changes in the field of animal husbandry.
British Dictionary definitions for animal husbandry

animal husbandry

the science of breeding, rearing, and caring for farm animals
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animal husbandry in Science
animal husbandry  
The branch of agriculture concerned with the care and breeding of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and horses.
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