Importance of Animal Husbandry. Domestication. Phylogeny of domesticated animals. Zootechnical taxonomy. Morphology characteristics of animals - evaluation of exterior. Physiology characteristics of animals - constitution, earliness and longevity, degeneration. Reproduction of animals - methods of mating, evaluation of reproduction. Growth and development of animals - evaluation of growth, basics of meat production. Animal breeding - breeding methods, methods of selection. Basic biological characteristics of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, rabbits, cats, dogs, and fowls. Important world´s breeds of domesticated species - division, basic traits. Utility performance of livestock - effects influencing their utility. Raising of domestic animals - identification, management, technological and housing systems, health aspects. Breeding programs in livestock and poultry production.