Career In Animal Husbandry

You have surely heard of the field of Animal Husbandry, but may be unclear about how to start a career in this field?…. So here,

let us explain you in detail about this field.

“Animal Husbandry is a field that works with animals and people.”

Animal Husbandry is a science of feeding, breeding and tending domestic animals, especially farm animals such as cattle, sheep, horses, hogs, etc.

Some examples of animal husbandry are Beekeeping, Dog breeding, Farming, Horse breeding, Pig farming, Raising cattle, Sheep farming, etc.

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The first selective breeding for desired traits was established by Robert Bakewell, during the British Agricultural Revolution in the 18th century.

Animal Husbandry plays a vital role in rural areas because a large number of farmers depend upon the animal husbandry for their living.

Animal Husbandry


A large number of Indian farmers depend upon animal husbandry for their livelihood. Globally the scope of animal husbandry is quite good. Their are ample jobs in this field like supplying of meat, egg, milk, wool, etc. The animal husbandry plays a vital role in increasing Indian economy. Animal husbandry is the branch of agriculture science. Animal husbandry professionals can run their own farms. You can also find work in more specialized areas. After completing your degree aspirants can work as an advisor to a commercial officer or management officer, you can also work as a relations manager, or entrepreneur, for a dairy cattle farmer. If you will work in animal husbandry your duties are:

  • Regularly checking animal’s living area
  • Preparing meals for them and feeding them
  • Take care of their health and providing right medicine

Courses & Eligibility

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Want to become a professional in this field?…… then first pursue a course in this field.

Animal Husbandry field has lots of courses to pursue like diploma, bachelors and postgraduate courses. You can study courses in this field in India and in abroad. Mostly agricultural universities in India offer courses in this field. The bachelor degree course in this field is of four year duration and diploma course is of one year duration.

“In India, Animal Husbandry courses are quite similar to Veterinary Science courses.”

Here we have listed some courses by which you can make a career in this field:

Diploma Courses:

  • National Diploma in Animal Husbandry
  • Diploma in Animal Husbandry
  • Diploma in Animal Welfare Division of Medicine

Bachelor Courses:

  • B.Sc in Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

Post Graduate Courses:

  • M.Sc in Animal Husbandry & Dairying

Doctoral Courses:

  • Ph.D in Animal Husbandry/ Animal Husbandry & Drying
  • Ph.D in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

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Basic requirements for graduate courses, candidates must have cleared 10+2 class with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects. For master courses, students should have a bachelor degree in the related field.

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Interested to get admission in these courses?

Students can get admission in UG courses after passing their 12th  (Courses & Career options after 12th)with PCB subjects. After UG course in this field, they can apply for admission in master courses. Admission to most of the veterinary courses in most of the colleges is done on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance exam conducted by the various universities. AIPVT 2021 (All India Pre-Veterinary Test) exam has been replaced by NEET 2021 for filling up 15% of the total number of seats in the veterinary colleges. Some most sought colleges to pursue animal husbandry courses are listed below:

  • Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai
  • Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Jharkhand
  • Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Haryana
  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University
  • Central Agricultural University, Imphal

Jobs & Career Scope

“Animal Husbandry as a career offers immense job opportunities.”

After pursuing courses in this field you will be able to work with farm, zoo and lab animals anywhere in India and in abroad. Animal Husbandry sector also offers large self employment opportunities. You can also do teaching jobs in universities or colleges.

You can become professionals in this field including poultry, livestock, dairy and farmers. Most common career in animal husbandry is animal technician, animal caretaker, breeding supervisor and livestock farm manager.

Animal husbandry professionals can do the work themselves or oversee other workers, depending upon the size of the farm. After holding a degree in this field you can manage a livestock operation, consult for an agribusiness company or start your own breeding farm.

Job Profiles:

  • Farm Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Animal Husbandry Technician
  • Subject Matter Specialist
  • Post Graduate Teacher
  • Animal Husbandry Officer

Employment Area

  • Stud farms
  • Poultry Farms
  • Rabbit farms
  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Animal Husbandry Clinics
  • Aviaries
  • Zoological parks
  • Dairy farms
  • Universities

Some major recruiters are:

  • National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
  • Veterinary Council of India
  • Indian Council for Agricultural Research
  • State Animal Husbandry Department
  • Central Cattle Breeding Farm
  • Indian Forest Services


How much you will earn in this field?

In India, the average salary of a professional in this field is between Rs.12k to Rs. 17k per month. As a technologist or researchers you can get the salary packages upto 20k per month.

Salaries will depend upon the type of practice, animals, working area, education, job title, etc. After gaining much experience in this field, you can also open your own farm. Below we have listed some of the best books for animal husbandry.

Books & Study Materials

Good books to study Animal Husbandry are listed here:

  • Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman
  • Animal Sciences: The Biology, Care, and Production of Domestic Animals by John R Campbell
  • Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding by D. C. Church
  • A Textbook of Animal Husbandry by Banerjee  G. C.
  • Physiology and Technology of Reproduction in Female Domestic Animals by R. H.F. Hunter
  • Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing by Victoria Aspinall
  • Marek’s Disease: An Evolving Problem (Biology of Animal Infections) by Fred Davison, Venugopal Nair

For more information regarding Career in Animal Husbandry, ask your queries below.

Displaying 63 Comments
  1. Tendai nzuwa says:

    I thank you for this site ,this is so great,I wish I have studied this education of animal husbandry it is based on man kind

  2. Bamgbola Alli nifemi says:

    Keep it up.i hope to become an animal husbandry entrepreneur

  3. Gokul says:

    Whether B.Sc Agriculture is eligible to Do PG in M.Sc Animal husbandry and Dairying

  4. Gokul says:

    I have completed my UG in B.Sc Agriculture and I wish to Do my PG in M.Sc Animal husbandry and Dairying I need details on colleges offering this course and admission procedure

  5. Susil kumar behera says:

    I want to course about animal husbandry course

  6. Anosh sadry says:

    Is Navsari Gujarat agriculture University is best for animal husbandry course

  7. Rashmi says:

    I am an Engineer but want to pursue career in animal husbandry. Would like to opt for a diploma. But I had PCM group in 12th. Are there any options available for me?

  8. Jamalayya Bezawada says:

    Can I eligible to study veterinary course after completing intermediate M.P.C group………..plz answer my question….plz…I’m in confusion now

  9. Pratik says:

    To take admission in bsc animal husbandry which entrance exam should I give after giving 12th exam

  10. Serinam says:

    Am combleated vhse in animal hysbandary….sir ..can you tell me wich type job scop this qulification

  11. Joher dodiya says:

    Plz sir,tell me scope and jobs of diploma in animal husbundry

  12. Sonu yadav says:

    I had completed diploma in animal husbandry University of Bikaner…now what options for me in future

  13. Helena Shikuyele says:

    Am in Namibia.en i have one year certificate for Animals husbadry.what can i do if i want to continue to get a diploma.for better job

  14. Payal Dhanrajrao Khedkar says:

    I have a complet in animal husbendary cource

  15. daleep says:

    lsa krne ke baad bvsc krna chahta hun rpvt /forain se procces btao plz

  16. Your Name... says:

    I am from Nepal. I have passed isc ag from Nepal ( deploma course ) what is the prosidure to admission in bachelor in animal husbindry

  17. Shreya acharya says:

    What is the salary in abroad in this field?

  18. akshay raut says:

    please sir all Diploma collages in veterinary list in Maharashtra

  19. Rajbhawam giri says:

    Sir pls tell me scop of Animal husbandry

    • Pratik says:

      Hii i want to take addmission in bsc animal husbandry which exams are need after giving 12 exam and addmission process

  20. Neelamsetty Sreenivas says:

    When I completed the Veterinary course in India,the VCI registers my certificate and gives the registration number to practice (or) to get govt job . But when I want’s to completed the course in Russia any possibility to register my Russia certificate in VCI to get govt job (or) to practice in India

  21. vikas patil says:

    Can.. .pcm student applied for this course?

  22. ramraj says:

    i studied 12 pcm can i able to apply for this course?

  23. Ratndeep says:

    This course can not do after 10th class?

  24. Anagheshwar hirkur says:

    I’m meet 12 std in 63% mark in PCB group I can apply to animal hasbendry

  25. Rohan says:

    Is art student can also apply for VLDA

  26. shri parmar says:

    I am complete DAHET diploma. whats career now in this field.

  27. Jay Bhatt says:

    sir i hadcdone class 12 with pcm branch.. sir..what should i do to go in field of animal husbandary.and animal caring… i am very interested in serving animals and they are my world and i can’t live without them…. they are part of family and my life…. i am very fond of caring animals.. especially dogs and other animals. such as tiger, lion and…. i really love themmm… i believe that they are much better than humans in feeling..,respect and various other things…….

    Sir plse reply to my comment…….
    animals are my whole world…..

  28. ansil says:

    i had completed 12th livestock management.plz replay me next options

  29. Devraj says:

    I have passed 12th with PCM.I want to open my own dairy plant with modern methodologies.Do i need to do any degree or diploma.
    Please help.


    Sir i have completed 12 with pcm which course can i do and how to get admission in national diploma in animal husbandry give in full information.

  31. vikash mittal says:

    Is Science necessary in animal husbandry

  32. Ved miter says:

    I am VLDA pass so pls suggest me job

  33. manmeet says:

    sir ,i am student of arts stream..can i become a doctor of animals by having arts?? actually i didnt planned for wht to do before .. but now i hve interest to become a doctor of animal… plz suggest me if there is any chances .. thankyou

  34. AK says:

    Which entrance exam I can conduct for 2018 ‘s admission to animal husbandry Btech?

  35. Anonymous says:

    I have completed my graduation in agriculture and also complete M B A (agri business) . Please guide me what can I do any courses for be a doctor of animals please.

  36. Abishek says:

    Can i go for MV.Sc after completion in AH and dairing?
    Plz reply

  37. S.k.paul says:

    I have passed Indian Dairy Diploma (IDD,DH) from NDRI, Kalyani this year. Would any one help me in finding a suitable job for me anywhere in India.

  38. Sirtaj says:

    Good morning sir,I am Sirtaj from hyderabad and i have some couple of queries to be answered.
    1.i finished my intermediate+2in mpc group in 2013 and I am interested in any of the forest related jobs.
    I want to know that whether am I eligible for any of the jobs or not.
    2.what if I do a course in animal husbandry and veterinary,so do I have a chance after this to get on a post and work..

  39. kaleshwar says:

    12th agriculture se karne ke bbaaad direct university se vetinary science ka course ke liye admission le lega kya 2year. wala

    jaldi bataye pls 5/07/?2017 tak

  40. kunj says:

    Sir.pls tell me scope of diploma of animal husbandry

  41. jaydip kate says:

    hii sir i want to do career in animal husbandry what i do now
    And i have also completed 12th science with PCMB group

  42. Saurabh Sonkar says:

    Sir may BSc ag 2 year me hun may animal Dr. Banna chahata hun. Please let me about this and relatives coars. I’m bilong to Prtapgarh Thank you sir

  43. Narender Kumar Sehrawat says:

    Hi sir I searching a Dairy farm vety livestock development assistant job in India

  44. dinesh gopale says:

    Sir I had completed M.Sc. in organic chemistry so after then any cource or scope in animal husbundry ?

  45. Sainath says:

    I interested in animal care i compecomplated 12th class m.p.c what study i want to take

  46. Shai says:

    can we join after 12 science pass? I want the details of different course, how to apply,fees ….

  47. Sagar says:

    Sir i passed the exam 12th ag now what to do go in animal husbandry feild and what s a prosess
    To your corcus

  48. Reshma says:

    if any entrance exam for joining bsc animal husbandry?

  49. shaik amir says:

    How to take admission in animal husbandry

  50. pratyush sharma says:

    Sir I’m student of L.s.a diploma in animal husbandry …now what option i’had what option I instead in Bvsc&Ah plzz tell me sir

  51. sanjay kumar shukla says:

    sir i am student of Bsc ag in nandine nager collage nabab gang gonda

  52. tirlok says:

    suggest me bestvetenary college.

  53. Ashvini says:

    Sir,I am student of M.Sc.Animal Husbandry and dairy science.Give me career option.I am from Maharashtra State.

  54. himanshu sahu says:

    I had completed diploma in animal husbandry ….. now what options i had insted of bvsc&ah

  55. sonu says:

    Sir what is the scope of animals biotechnology

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