Animal husbandry is a very interesting field. You get to deal with animals mainly domestic and breed them by practicing selective breeding process to promote desirable traits in the livestock. In this field you will have to manage farm animals, feed them and take care of them. Animal husbandry has been a very old profession that has been practiced by humans since the first animals were domesticated. In this field you can be an entrepreneur having your own farm or you can have a full time job working as a advisor, consultant, manager, commercial officer and so on.
Eligibility and course duration
Should have passed B.Sc in agriculture from a recognized university with at least 50% marks. Duration of this program is 2 years.
More about the course
The aim of the course is to equip you with extensive knowledge in the field of animal husbandry. Most of these courses are offered by the agricultural institutes spread across the country. In these courses you will be learning how to manage and run an animal farm, a dairy farm, managing livestock, poultry farms and how to go for selective breeding of animals. In this field you will have to learn how to prepare meals for the animals and feed them, taking care of their health and providing them with medicines, checking their living area and so on. Among the topics that are mostly part of such syllabus are biochemistry, physiology, genetics, reproductive biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, animal production, breeding, animal nutrition, animal health, aquaculture, fisheries, food safety, quality and so on.
M.Sc in animal husbandry provides you with a variety of opportunities. You can work in a number of fields like raising cattle, sheep farming, fish farming, breeding horses, pig farming, rearing of dogs, dairy farming, bee keeping and so on. There are jobs in this field like production of milk and its products, supply of meat, eggs and wool from sheep. There are job as animal technician, caretaker, livestock manager, breeding supervisor and many more. You could be working in any of the numerous departments of the government. One such department in the Ministry of Agriculture is the Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries (DADF). There are other notable institutions to find employment and those are the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Central Institutes of Fisheries, Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET). One can also get jobs in banks like NABARD.
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