IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Papers 1988

IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 1988

Paper-I

Section A

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

    1. Significance of protein quality in ruminants

    2. Role of B vitamins in metabolism of energy and proteins

    3. Environmental factors affecting regulatory mechanisms in animals

    4. Milk ejection

  2. What are the complex carbohydrates in the ruminant diet? State how are these digested? Discuss in brief the factors affecting digestion of these substances in the rumen.

  3. Define growth. How growth is measured? Discuss the factors affecting growth of a farm animal of your choice.

  4. Write a note on the current status of knowledge about hormonal control of mammary development and milk secretion? Discuss in brief the role of synthetic hormones and hormone like substances in mammary growth, induction of lactation and milk production.

Section B

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

    1. Recombined and reconstituted milks

    2. Finished ration for pigs

    3. Balanced Dairy Ration

    4. Moulting

  2. On what factors will the cost of production of milk depend? Elaborate your answer in relation to Indian conditions. Discuss in brief a suitable pricing policy that will help increased production of milk.

  3. What is the present status of Artificial insemination in India? What are the limitations which have affected the popularity of A. I. In our country? Suggest the remedies which should be adopted to make it a success?

  4. A commercial dairy farm of 100 adult cows is to be established. Discuss the requirements of land for fodder crops and otherwise, building, equipment and manpower with progressive development of the farm for 3 years. Give specific name, size and number of the equipments buildings etc.

Paper-II

Section A

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

    1. Balanced Polymorphism

    2. Pacemaker Potential

    3. Path Coefficient

    4. Tapetum Lucidum

  2. Describe various types and methods of selection in cattle with reference to their effectiveness and limitations. How the genetic gains so achieved may be evaluated and what would be the most suitable practice to be recommended for our country.

  3. Describe the role of Hematopoietic drugs in veterinary practice.

  4. Mendelian principles form the basis for the genetic mechanisms involved in the inheritance of Quantitative Traits. Discuss.

Section B

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

    1. Lactometer

    2. Actinomycosis

    3. Shipping Fever

    4. Extension Clientele

  2. What are the concepts to be understood to take appropriate action for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of viral diseases of cattle?

  3. What are important Zoonotic diseases to be transmitted from animals to man through meat and meat products? How such diseases be controlled in developing countries like ours? What is the role of Veterinarian in this respect in view of public health importance?

  4. Technological transformation in Agriculture/livestock development is the key to rural development.

Discuss.