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The domestication, breeding, and improvement of animals; the technology of animal husbandry.

[zoo- + Greek tekhnē, art; see technical.]

zo′o·tech′ni·cal adj.
zo′o·tech·ni′cian (-nĭsh′ən) n.


(Breeds) the science of breeding animals


the principles of animal husbandry. Also spelled zootechnics. — zootechnician, n. — zootechnical, adj.
See also: Animals
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From the School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Avenida Adhemar de Barros, n.
The experiment was carried out at the poultry farming module of the Center of Agricultural Sciences of the Zootechny Department of the Federal University of Paraiba, located in the municipality of Areia-PB, Brazil, in the microregion of 'Brejo Paraibano' (06[degrees] 57' 48" S; -35[degrees] 41' 30" W; 618 m).
1) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny, Autonomous University of Yucatan, CP 97315, Mexico.
Of the 12 sections of the exhibition, the Crown Domain ranged only from 7: agriculture, sericulture-hunting, horticulture-viticulture, zootechny, mining, quarrying and industry (Mitu, 2011: 325-330).
a) Postgraduate Program in Veterinary Sciences, College of Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny, Federal University of Mato Grosso, 78060-900 Cuiaba, MT, Brazil
A domestic adult hen (Gallus gallus domesticus) from a rural community in the La Silla river valley, south Nuevo Leon state, was submitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny, at the Nuevo Leon Autonomous University.
The Journal MVZ Cordoba is a scientific publication of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny of the University of Cordoba in Monteria, Colombia.