UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 2018 paper-II
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UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 2018 paper-II

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UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 2018 paper-II

Marks-250                                                                                                                                   Time: Three Hours

Question Paper Specific Instructions:

Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions.

  • There are EIGHT questions divided into two sections.
  • A candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.
  • Questions no 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each section.
  • The number of marks carried by a question /part is indicated against it.
  • Word limit in questions, wherever specified should be adhered to.
  • Attempts of questions shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the answer book must be clearly struck off.


1.Discuss the following in about 150 words each: 10x5=50 marks

1.(a) Anatomical and Physiological classification of neurons. 10 marks

1.(b) Compare Spermatogenesis and Oogenesis. 10 marks

1.(c) Clinical manifestations of vitamin B complex deficiency diseases in poultry. 10 marks

1.(d) Causes and principal ruminants involved in bacterial zoonotic diseases. 10 marks

1.(e) Legal standards for whole milk powder and skim milk powder. 10 marks

2.(a) Give holistic picture of the types of slaughter house byproducts and their potential utilization including the social and economic implications. 20 marks

2.(b) Describe in detail the clinical findings, diagnosis and treatment of various types of rumenal disorders. 20 marks

2.(c) Discuss about airsacs in fowl and its significance. 10 marks

3.(a) Describe in detail about the histology of testis in bull. 20 marks

3.(b) Write in detail the ante-mortem inspection procedure in a slaughter house. 20 marks

3.(c) Describe anaesthesia and procedure of Caesarean section in a cow. 10 marks

4.(a) Write in detail etiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnosis and control of rabics in dogs. 20 marks

4.(b) Discuss about the nerve blocks in head region of cattle with emphasis on surgical anatomy. 20 marks

4.(c) Briefly describe the physical changes that occur in preserved meat. 10 marks


5. Discuss the following in about 150 words each: 10x5=50 marks

5.(a) Clinical examination of cranial nerves in cattle. 10 marks

5.(b) Immunization schedule for the protection against layer bird diseases. 10 marks

5.(c) Prevention and control steps for hemorrhagic septicemia in cattle. 10 marks

5.(d) Rules for the post-mortem examination of a veterolegal case. 10 marks

5.(e) Sources of contamination of meat in a slaughter house. 10 marks

6.(a) What are the functions of packaging milk and milk products ? Describe various types and forms of packaging materials used for milk and milk products. 20 marks

6.(b) Write in detail etiology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ketosis in buffaloes. 20 marks

6.(c) Describe about regulation of hormone secretion in animals. 10 marks

7.(a) Describe about role of parasites in immunity and mechanism of action of anti-parasitic drugs. 20 marks

7.(b) Define fermented milk and state its advantages. Describe the complete manufacturing process involved in the production of cultured buttermilk. 20 marks

7.(c) Describe requirements of instruments, buildings and manpower for establishment of Veterinary Hospital at village level. 10 marks

8.(a) Discuss in detail clinical manifestations of diseases of nervous system in cattle. 20 marks

8.(b) Describe about heat stress, its clinical symptoms and management in buffaloes during summer. 20 marks

8.(c) Give a brief outline of the chemical composition and nutritional content of poultry meat. 10 marks