IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Papers 2001

IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 2001

Paper-I

Section A

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

    1. Metabolic disorders in ruminants caused due to imbalance in diet

    2. Protein metabolism in ruminants and monigastrics

    3. Scientific basis of the adage ‘Prevention is better than cure’

    4. Scientific reasons for guinea-pigs being used for Vitamin C research

  2. Describe protein, energy, mineral and fibre requirements of laying hen and compute a suitable ration for 1000 lavers under Indian conditions (60).

  3. Discuss the mechanism of action of various growth promoting agents to enhance the energetic efficiency and nitrogen retention in ruminants (60).

  4. Write a critical review on feeding Standards indicating their advantages and limitations (60).

Section B

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

    1. Male & female reproductive systems of cattle with neat diagrams

    2. Current status of recombinant DNA technology

    3. Breed synthesis in India

    4. Mixed dairy farming vs. Specialised farming

  2. What is meant by breeding efficiency? How can it be improved in dairy animals? Describe different methods of measuring breeding efficiency (60).

  3. What are hormones? Discuss the role of hormones in conversion of blood precursors into milk constituents in alveolar cells. Clarify whether milk is secreted during milking or in the interval of milkings (60).

  4. Discuss the various methods of improvement of poor quality roughages. Which method is suitable and applicable under Indian conditions? Also indicate the method commonly used by the farmers to improve the nutritional value of straws (60)

Paper-II

Section A

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

    1. Rickettsial zoonotic diseases

    2. Deficiency diseases in bovines

    3. Role of endoderm in development of embryo in bovines

    4. Antiviral drugs

  2. Discuss the advances in the development of diagnostic techniques of animal diseases (60).

  3. Discuss the effect of environment on animal function and performance. How is the homeostasis maintained (60)?

  4. Discuss the economic implications of utilization of slaughter house by-products and organ products for food and pharmaceuticals (60).

Section B

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

    1. Yoghurt

    2. Autocoids

    3. Packaging of meant

    4. Rumenotomy

  2. Discuss epidemiology, role of vectors in transmission, pathogenesis, latest methods of diagnosis and control of rabies in animals by using modern vaccines (60).

  3. In a remote village, the technology developed by scientists has to be transferred to the farmers. What are the different methods to the adopted to achieve this? What are the constraints in transfer of technology (60)?

  4. Discuss the principles and methods of immunization and chemoprophylaxis against infectious animal diseases (60).

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