IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Papers 2006

IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 2006

Paper-I

Section A

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Current issues of Indian feed industry

    2. Hormones as growth stimulating substances

    3. Milk ejection

    4. Recent methods of oestrus detection in cows

  2. Using current research findings, discuss in detail the endocrine regulation of oestrus cycle. How can this knowledge be used to improve livestock productivity (60)?

  3. Discuss the possible reasons for poor conception following artificial insemination, especially with frozen semen and suggest measures to improve conception rate (60).

  4. What is least cost ration? What is its significance under Indian conditions? Write the procedure of developing the least cost ration (60).

Section B

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Care of neonate

    2. Mosaicism and Chimerism

    3. Recombinant DIMA technology

    4. Heterosis

  2. Discuss merits and demerits of various methods of selection for livestock improvement in Indian context (60).

  3. Define outbreeding. Discuss various methods of outbreeding. Which is the most suitable method of outbreeding for the large Indian cattle population (60)?

  4. Discuss various factors which can improve efficiency of dairy animals at a commercial dairy farm having 200 adult Murrah buffaloes in semi-arid Indian climate (60).

Paper-II

Section A

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Gametogenesis

    2. Chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases

    3. Rumenotomy in bovines

    4. Veterolegal cases

  2. Answer the following questions

    1. Give an account of the structure and function of kidneys (30).

    2. Explain the structure & function of sweat glands (30).

  3. Discuss functional disorders of endocrine glands, their symptoms and diagnosis (60).

  4. Describe the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and control of bird flu. Elucidate its zoonotic and economic significance (60).

Section B

  1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each: (20 × 3 = 60)

    1. Sterilized milk

    2. Rabbit wool production

    3. Meat preservation

    4. Mastitis

  2. Answer the following questions

    1. Write an account on various cultured milks (30)

    2. Explain the preparation of different cultured milks (30).

  3. Answer the following questions

    1. Explain the channels for marketing of poultry meat, eggs and their products (30).

    2. Suggest how they can be improved (30).

  4. “Research without extension is a hobby while extension without research is a folly.” Discuss (60).