from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of agriculture concerned with the care and breeding of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and horses.
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- n. breeding and caring for farm animals
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I understand that a more experienced hand at animal husbandry is capable of accepting breed-stock duality.
It had been Dr. Espey, a respected professor of animal husbandry as well as a practicing vet, who had taken Matt under his wing when Matt had first started his veterinary studies, and Dr. Espey who had urged him on every step of the way.