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A Doctoral Program in Animal Sciences is the most advanced degree in the field and requires several years of study and research. 

Most doctoral programs allow students to focus on a particular niche of animal science, such as equine management, reproductive physiology, or animal nutrition. 

What is a PhD in Animal Science ?

A PhD in Animal Science is the study of domesticated animals such as horses, pigs, sheep and cattle. Programs allow students to focus on a particular area of animal science and prepare for careers in that area of interest.

The mission of the program is to educate researchers and technicians who have knowledge, skills, and competence in animal science, who know and apply scientific ethics, and who follow and develop innovations in animal husbandry.

A PhD graduate in Animal Science must have the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for animal production in economic terms, must interpret information, and has the knowledge to produce current solutions to the situations faced.

Use the theoretical and practical knowledge obtained from another field of agricultural production, especially in animal husbandry, and have knowledge about measuring and evaluating strategies, methods and techniques related to the field.

Students are required to complete a doctoral thesis that presents new research in animal sciences. Doctoral programs require students to have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Animal Science or a related field.

Program, Subjects and Content of the Doctorate in Animal Science

Some of the subjects that are studied in the program:

  • Genetics and Animal Breeding
  • Ruminant production system
  • Non-ruminant production system
  • Nutrition and feeding of ruminants
  • Non-ruminant nutrition and feeding
  • Climate-soil-plant and animal relationship
  • Study of natural pastures
  • Characterization of germplasm and genetic improvement of forage plants
  • Ecology, production and technology of seeds

Countries and Cities where you can study the PhD in Animal Science for Free by Obtaining a Scholarship

Some countries where you can study the PhD in Animal Science:

  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil

Institutes, Centers and Universities Where the Doctorate in Animal Science is Possibly Taught for Free, through Scholarships 

Doctorate in Zootechnics

  • Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
  • Prague, Czech Republic

Doctorate in Zootechnics

  • University of South Bohemia at České Budejovice
  • České Budejovice, Czech Republic

Doctorate in Zootechnics and Sustainable Management

  • University of Huelva
  • Huelva, Spain

Doctorate in Philosophy in Zootechnics and Sustainable Management

  • UPE
  • Online

Doctorate in Zootechnics Sustainable Management

  • Cambridge International University
  • Florida, United States

Doctorate in Veterinary Microbiology (Zootechnics)

  • Near East University
  • Mersin, Turkey

Doctorate in Animal Science (Zootechnics)

  • University of Nottingham
  • England, United Kingdom

Doctorate in Animal Science (Zootechnics)

  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Happy Harbor, Brazil

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