animal husbandry


: a branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals

Examples of animal husbandry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Replacing beef and dairy can reduce the impact food has on climate since animal husbandry is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 3 May 2023 At Iowa State, Trice majored in animal husbandry and competed on both the freshman track and football teams. Joshua Kagavi, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Oct. 2023 Clenbuterol is prohibited from use in animal husbandry in Mexico. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 The Dnipro area eventually learned the ways of pottery, animal husbandry and farming, as well as modern burials. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 After the war, Bell earned his bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Oklahoma State University, rode bulls and became a cattle rancher. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Aug. 2023 Advertisement In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved clenbuterol, with a prescription, for horses with respiratory issues, but the agency did not approve it for animal husbandry or for human use. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 Reed worked alongside Curtis Bay residents to overhaul the land into a communal hub of fresh produce, animal husbandry and agricultural education courses for the South Baltimore region facing food insecurity and environmental pollution. Hailey Closson, Baltimore Sun, 22 June 2023 O’Neil, who is now a costume designer and also works at an exotic animal sanctuary, always had an interest in small animal husbandry. Aj Willingham, CNN, 18 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of animal husbandry was in 1835

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“Animal husbandry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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animal husbandry

: a branch of agriculture concerned with raising domestic animals

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