IAS Exam Papers-Main -Animal Husbandry (Paper - I) 2009

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science - 2009 (Main) (Paper - I)    SECTION A

1. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:
(a) Current issues of Indian feed industry
(b) Hormones as growth stimulating substances
(c) Milk ejection
(d) 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?

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

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


5. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:
(a) Care of neonate
(b) Mosaicism and Chimerism
(c) Recombinant DIMA technology
(d) Heterosis
6. Discuss merits and demerits of various methods of selection for livestock improvement in Indian context.

7. Define outbreeding. Discuss various methods of outbreeding. Which is the most suitable method of outbreeding for the large Indian cattle population?

8. 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.

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