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Overview

What makes a free-range chicken free-range? And is it really the most ethical option? What is the best breeding practice for livestock? And can we finally confirm which are better – cats or dogs?

You might never answer that last question, but in this major you will learn all about companion, zoo, sporting and production animal management and biology, from genetics and reproduction through to behaviour and welfare. You’ll understand how we use animals for food, fibre, recreation and companionship.

You’ll learn about the complex ethical and moral issues society faces concerning animal ownership, and have the opportunity to focus on the management of a chosen group of animals.

You can choose to focus on animal behaviour and welfare, livestock production or animal science.

This major is offered in the Bachelor of Science. A related major is the Production Animal Science major available through the Bachelor of Agriculture.