IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Papers 1985

IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 1985

Paper-I

Section A

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Herd recording

    2. Haylage and silage

    3. Trace elements

    4. Normal lengths of estrus cycles in cow, sheep, mare and sow.

  2. Write an essay on the utilization of either protein of carbohydrates in a dairy cow.

  3. Justify how rumination is an essential characteristic of ruminants? Also describe in brief the mysterious inside world of rumen.

  4. Trace the growth and development of mammary gland from birth to parturition, including major hormonal influences.

Section B

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Milk shed area

    2. Colostrum and its importance in calf feeding

    3. Milk stone and its components

    4. Modern Hatchery and Brooding management

  2. “Livestock farming is both a business and a way of life” Comment on this in details.

  3. Discuss merits and limitations, if any, of modern system of housing for young and growing buffalo calves, dairy bulls, sows and broiler chicken. Also discuss the importance and value of shade to farm livestock in tropical climates.

  4. What is shelf life of different dairy products? Discuss how their shelf life can be extended.

Paper-II

Section A

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Navel ill

    2. Overdominance

    3. Additive genetic variance

    4. Anaplasmosis

  2. Describe the various propositions on which the modern concept of animal breeding rests.

  3. Define Heritability. Describe various methods of estimation of heritability.

  4. Define programme planning. Discuss how you would prepare a plan for livestock improvement in development blocks.

Section B

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:

    1. Trypanosomiasis

    2. Mineral Components of milk

    3. Milk fever

    4. Cheddar cheese

  2. Discuss the measures for dealing with outbreaks of contagious and infectious diseases of livestock.

  3. Describe briefly the disorders of carbohydrate and fat metabolism in domestic animals.

  4. Describe the characteristics of an innovation. What should be the criterion to select a suitable medium for the effective diffusion of an innovation?