OPSC Pre Syllabus A.H.&V.Sc.

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
1. General : Role Of Livestock In Indian Economy With Special Reference To Orissa, And Human Health. Mixed Farming. Climatic Zones And Livestock Distribution. Socio-Economic Aspects Of Livestock Enterprise With Special Reference To Women.

2. Genetics And Breeding : Principles Of Genetics, Chemical Nature Of Dna And Rna And Their Models And Functions. Recombinant Dna Technology, Transgenic Animals,Multiple Ovulation And Embryo-Transfer. Cytogenetics, Immunogenetics And Biochemical Polymorphism And Their Application In Animal Improvement. Gene Actions. Systems And Strategies For Improvement Of Livestock For Egg, Milk, Meat And Wool Production.Breeding Strategies For Improving Drought Animals. Breeding Of Animals For Disease Resistance. Breeds Of Livestock, Poultry And Rabbits. Conservation Of Breeds.

3. Nutrition : Role Of Nutrition In Animal Health And Production. Classification Of Feeds, Proximate Composition Of Feeds, Feeding Standards, Computation Of Rations. Ruminant And Non-Ruminant Nutrition. Concepts Of Total Digestible Nutrients And Starch Equivalent Systems. Significance Of Energy Determinations. Conservation Of Feeds And Fodder And Utilization Of Agro By-Products. Feed Supplements And Additives. Nutritional Deficiencies And Their Management.

4. Management : Systems Of Housing And Management Of Livestock, Poultry And Rabbits.Farm Records. Economics Of Livestock, Poultry And Rabbit Farming. Clean Milk Production. Veterinary Hygiene With Reference To Water, Air And Habitation. Sources OfWater And Standards Of Potable Water. Purification Of Water. Air Changes And Thermal Comfort. Drainage Systems And Effluent Disposal. Biogas.

5. Animal Production : (A) Artificial Insemination, Fertility And Sterility. Reproductive Physiology, Semen Characteristics And Preservation. Sterility, Its Causes And Remedies.(B) Meat, Egg And Wool Production. Methods Of Slaughter Of Meat Animals, Meat Inspection, Judgment, Carcass Characteristics, Adulteration And Its Detection, Processing And Preservation.; Meat Products, Quality Control And Nutritive Value. By-Products.Physiology Of Egg Production, Nutritive Value, Grading Of Eggs, Preservation, Packaging,Transportation And Marketing.

6. Veterinary Science : (I) Major Contagious Diseases Affecting Cattle, Buffaloes, Horses,Sheep And Goats, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits And Pet Animals. Etiology, Symptoms,Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment And Control Of Major Bacterial, Viral, Rickettsial And Parasitic Infections.(Ii) Description, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Of The Following :(A) Production Diseases Of Milch Animals, Pig And Poultry.(B) Deficiency Diseases Of Livestock And Birds.(C) Poisonings Due To Infected/Contaminated Foods And Feeds, Chemicals And Drugs.

7. Principles Of Immunization And Vaccination : Different Types Of Immunity, Antigens And Antibodies. Methods Of Immunization. Breakdown Of Immunity, Vaccines And TheirUse In Animals. Zoonoses, Food Borne Infections And Intoxications, Occupation Hazards

8. (A) Poisons Used For Killing Animals. Euthanasia. (B) Drugs Used For Increasing Production/Performance Efficiency,And Their Adverse Effects. (C) Drugs Used To Tranquilize Wild Animals As Well As Animals InCaptivity.(D) Quarantine Measures In India And Abroad. Act, Rules And Regulations.

9. Dairy Science : Physicochemical And Nutritional Properties Of Milk. Quality Assessment Of Milk And Milk Products, Common Tests And Legal Standards. Cleaning And Sanitation Of Dairy Equipment. Milk Collections, Chilling, Transportation, Processing,Packaging, Storage And Distribution. Manufacture Of Cream, Butter, Cheese, Ice-Cream,Condensed And Dried Milk, By Products And Indian Milk Products. Unit Operations InDairy Plant. Role Of Micro Organisam In Quality Of Milk And Milk Products. Physiology Of Milk Secretion.
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