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animal husbandry

the methods employed in keeping domestic animals in such a way as to avoid their abuse but so as to provide food, fiber, entertainment and company at levels described as love, companionship, physical guidance, protection, shepherding. In many instances the overriding constraint is that the maintenance system must be cost-effective so as to provide an occupation for the owner. In other circumstances the rewards are less tangible and come within the ambit of emotional gratification or psychological dependence. In more pragmatic terms the discipline includes nutrition, genetics and breeding, housing, handling facilities and techniques, hygiene, sanitation, health maintenance and disease prevention, marketing, preparation for contests, physical and psychological training, culling, management in times of drought or other civil disaster, use of animal experiments and codes of practice for the management and transport of various classes of animals.

animal husbandry advisors
a profession which supplies advice to animal owners on matters of husbandry.
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In order to decrease the amount of feed being imported, the Animal Husbandry Council has stated that feed crop plantation and efficient usage of grazing lands should be promoted.
This long chapter takes up over half of the book and contains a thorough review of animal husbandry theory along with an extensive summary of available southern Levantine zooarchaeological data.
The BIVI-sponsored dairy profit seminar, Animal Husbandry for the Next Century, featured three animal welfare and handling specialists and a moderator who incorporates and promotes the use of science-based handling practices in her own beef operation.
Whenever you introduce a species to an area where it's non-native, you're going to have a negative impact,'' said Perry Hampton, the Aquarium's director of animal husbandry.
Not content with his comfortable work at the University of Minnesota, Jesse Williams, emeritus professor of animal husbandry, decided to work in needy countries overseas.
The book leaves the reader without even a vestige of faith in the humanity of modern animal husbandry.
This new policy places major chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies in the position to virtually take over animal husbandry in America.
This was stated by Secretary Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Dr.
Modi was briefed about the current availability of protein- rich items and steps to increase supplies by officials of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, sources said.
Hoseinpoor appreciated growing ties between the two countries' agriculture ministries and he asked for further expansion of cooperation in agriculture and animal husbandry.
Animal husbandry in ancient Israel; a zooarchaeological perspective on livestock exploitation, herd management and economic strategies.

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