IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Papers 1986

IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 1986

Paper-I

Section A

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

    1. How is BMR estimated? State its usefulness and the factors influencing it.

    2. Role of calcium (Ca) in laying hens (layers).

    3. Subabool as a fodder

    4. Calf rearing

  2. Discuss as how to provide human protein requirements from mutton (sheep and goat) to meet the future needs, keeping in view economics under Indian conditions.

  3. Write an essay on Endemic Goitres with suitable preventive measures.

  4. State as to how would you balance a ration for a given lactating cow to meet its maintenance and production requirements? What are limitations in applying the Western Feeding Standards for dairy animals under Indian conditions?

Section B

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

    1. Physiologic response to heat in domestic animals

    2. Production and absorption of VFA in ruminants

    3. Importance of Vitamin A in animal nutrition

    4. Comment on viability of swine production in India

  2. Discuss ways and means of improving the marketing of milk and milk products in India.

  3. Discuss semen collection, latest Extenders used and the techniques involved for its preservation with justification for using Exotic semen on Indian cattle.

  4. Discuss the role of complete confinement system in the productive performance of layers.

Paper-II

Section A

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

    1. Genetic advance per generation

    2. Balanced lethal

    3. Seminal fluid

    4. Canine Piroplasmosis

  2. The harmful effects of inbreeding on reproductive rate and general vigour are known to breeders. Discuss the various circumstances in which a quantitative character will show a decline a mean phenotypic value on inbreeding.

  3. What is regulatory veterinary medicine? As a public health veterinarian, what can you do to control important zoonoses in your locality?

  4. Discuss the conditions under which you would expect selection for crossbred performance to yield better results than intrapopulation selection.

Section B

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

    1. Oxytocin

    2. Adrenal corticoids in lactation

    3. Factorial concept

    4. While muscle disease

  2. Describe the changes that take place during ripening of cheddar cheese. Discuss the factors which influence these changes.

  3. What are the factors responsible for the maintenance of systemic blood pressure? Discuss the pharmacological basis of use of four important hypotensive drugs.

  4. Discuss the main characteristics of teaching and learning. Explain their importance in Animal

Husbandry Extension work.