Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences Overview

Taught in many Universities around the world, Animal Sciences deal with the study of domestic livestock animals. These are animals that live around humans including cattle, sheep, goat, poultry birds, horses and pigs. The field comprises animal anatomy which is the study of animal physical structure; physiology which deals with the study of an animal’s body function; breeding; nutrition; genetics, and management.
Considering the contributions of livestock animals to humanity, Animal Science is essential. Animal Science forms the basis for making knowledgeable decisions relating to how livestock can be best managed for sustained supply of safe and healthy by-products such as meat, dairy, and egg to consumers. The relevance of the livestock industry also stretches to manufacturers that rely on animal fur, hides, and skin as raw materials; and cultures like the Fulani tribe in West African that rely on cattle as a definition of status symbol. Also, with livestock as contributors to climate change impact, the study of domesticated animals is required for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The importance of Animal Science therefore requires that challenges relating to research and development, changing consumer preferences, climate change, and digital technology are adequately addressed. At Tengrain Science, we provide different agricultural development services which includes fostering collaborative research spaces on Animal Science related subjects.