IAS Mains Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Paper 2010

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Section –A

Q.1 Write short notes on any five of the following in about 150 words each :

  1. Utilisation of non-protein nitrogen compounds in cow

  2. Role of modified fat in ruminants’ diet

  3. Mechanism of body defence against extreme cold and heat in cross-bred cows

  4. Phenotypic consequences of chromosomes mutation/aberrations

  5. Heritability estimate in the broad sense as different from heritability estimate in the narrow sense

  6. Principles of clean milk production


  1. Which modern feeding standard would you recommend while formulating rations for high yielding cross-bred cows, giving full justification for its adoption under Indian context ?

  1. Explain the relative differences that exist with respect to dietary essentiality of different vitamins between polygastric and mono-gastric livestock species.

  1. How does interaction that inherently exists between and among different mineral sources induce mineral imbalances, deficiencies and toxicities in different livestock species ? Furnish relevant examples to substantiate your answer.


  1. Describe the metabolic alkalosis in cow. Also discuss the process of diffusion for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between alveolus and pulmonary capillary blood.

  1. Elaborate the usefulness of “Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana” in social mobilization of rural poor into Self-Help Groups, and in settting up of micro-enterprises.


  1. State the steps involved in embryo transfer technology and its applications.

  1. What are the BIS specifications for starter, grower and finisher pig in terms of CP and ME ?

  1. What is synchronization of estrus ? How is it beneficial for livestock farming ? Briefly discuss the concept of MOET.

Section –B

Q.5 Write short notes on any five of the following in about 150 words each :

  1. Importance of hay and silage in livestock feeding

  2. Livestock records and their importance

  3. Summer anestrus in buffaloes

  4. Significance of bio-gas technology

  5. Factors affecting the altering genetic structure of population

  6. Blood groups characters in cattle

Q.6 Differentiate between the following (any five) in about 150 words each :

  1. Qualitative versus Quantitative traits

  2. Cytogenetics versus Molecular genetics

  3. Sex influenced versus Sex limited traits

  4. Genetic assortative versus Genetic disassortative mating

  5. Production traits versus Reproduction traits

  6. Tandem method of selection versus Selection index


  1. What is the main effect of indreeding ? Does inbreeding as such increase the frequency of recessive genes ? Explain.

  1. Why do breeders in general, try to avoid inbreeding ?

  1. Illustrate with example how the genetic effect of inbreeding by using pair of genes (‘A’ for dominant; ‘a’ fo recessive allele) increases the homozygosity and decreases the heterozygosity in four generations by assuming that parent generation contains 1600 heterozygous individuals.


  1. Describe the care and management of heifers on a dairy farm.

  1. Dairy bull id considered as half the herd. – Justify the statement.

  1. Enumerate the managemental practices for breeding bulls.


Section –A

Q.1 Write short notes on following in about 150 words each :

  1. MMA syndrome (Farrowing fever), occurrence and clinical manifestations.

  2. Pharmacological role of scavenging enzymes in super oxide formation.

  3. Extrinsic and Intrinsic factors responsible for the spoilage of meat.

  4. Role of various ingredients used in manufacturing ice-cream.


  1. Describe the functional anatomy of female fowl in relation to its reproductive system.

  2. Describe the diagnosis of oesophageal choke and hemia and suggest surgical management in cattle.

Q.3 Give an account of the following :

  1. Reasons for failure of vaccination in animals.

  2. Rules observed in conduction of post-mortem examination of verero-legal case.

  3. Role of extrinsic and intrinsic regulation of immunomodulation.


  1. Discuss the etiology, pathogenesis, gross lesions, diagnosis and prevention of Gumboro disease in poultry.

  2. What is meant by meat emulsion ? How is it prepared ? Discuss the advantages of meat extension.

Section –B

Q.5 Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each :

  1. Platform tests for milk quality.

  2. Techniques adopted in the investigation of neurological disorders.

  3. Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) of meat and meat products.

  4. Role of anorectic agents in animal growth and production.


  1. Discuss epidemiology, etiology, post-mortem findings, diagnosis and prevention of avian influenza.

  2. What is meant by thermostabilisation and oil treatment techniques of egg preservation ?


  1. Comment on the synthesis, breakdown, occurrence and pharmacological actions of histamine on respiration and blood pressure of rabbit and dog, and on allergic reactions.

  1. Describe the provisions of Glanders and Farcy Act, 1899.

  1. Discuss the principles of heat exchange and process of High Temperature-Short Time(HTST) method of milk pasteurization including the functions of each component of HTST equipment.


  1. Describe various modern gadgets and biochemical tests used in the diagnosis of animal diseases.

  2. Discuss etiology, pathogenesis, clinical findings, treatment and control of black quarter disease in cattle.

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