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Which of the following diseases is a common nutritional disorder in cows'?

A. Cholera    B. Anthrax    C. Ketosis    D. Brucellosis

The common name for Axonopus compressus is

A. Bahama grass.    B. Guinea grass.    C. Buffet grass.    D. Carpet grass.

A deficiency symptom of vitamin K in farm animals is

A. haemorrhage.    B. sterility.    C. rickets.    D. paralysis.

Which of the following statements is not an advantage of extensive management system?

A. High requirement of inputs
B. Reduced spread of diseases
C. Less labour per unit area
D. Low production cost

Which of the following statements are aims of animal improvement'?

I. To produce animals which can adapt to local climatic conditions
II. To produce animals with large gene pools
III. To produce animals with low disease resistance

A. I and II only    B. I and III only    C. II and III only    D. I, II and III

Which of the following is not an advantage of artificial insemination?

A. lt is easier and less expensive than natural mating.
B. lt is possible to produce animals that can freely graze on range.
C. lt is possible to use semen from a proven bull long after its death.
D. It brings about reduction in the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.


Which of the following statements best describes the situation in the brooder house illustrated in the diagram above?

A. Temperature from the heat source is too high
B. Temperature from the heat source is normal
C. Temperature from the heat source is too low
D. Heat source is off

The diagram below illustrates the digestive tract of a cow


The part labelled III is known as the

A. rumen.    B. omasum.    C. abomasum.    D. reticulum.

The milk derived from dairy animals can be made safe tor consumption through the process called

A. parturition.    B. quarantining.    C. pasteurization    D. vaccination.

Forage for ruminants can be conserved in form of

I. hay.    II. silage.    III. soilage.

A. I and II only    B. I and III only    C. II and III only    D. I, II and III

The signs of heat in an animal include the following except

A. viscous secretion from the vagina.
B. mounting of other animals.
C. pronounced restlessness.
D. enlargement of the mammary gland.

Ensuring the supply of good quality eggs to the consumers can be achieved by

A. candling.    B. grading.    C. processing.    D. pricing.

Which of the following farm animals is naturally polled?

A. Ram    B. Ewe    C. Bull    D. Cow

The diagram below illustrates an organ of a farm animal.

The parts labelled II and III are respectively called

A. small duct and large duct.
B. large duct and small duct.
C. gland cistern and teat cistern.
D. teat cistern and gland cistern.

Which of the following items is a product of milk?

A. Sausage    B. Lard    C. Choose    D. Margarine

A farmer noticed an enlargement in the neck of a goat. Which of the following minerals is likely deficient in the diet of the goat?

A. lron    B. Copper    C. Iodine    D. Zinc

Which of the following factors predisposes livestock to diseases?

A. Quarantine    B. Vaccination    C. Malnutrition    D. Isolation

Which of the following farm animals is commonly used for laboratory experiments?

A. Chicken    B. Camel    C. Rabbit    D. Goat

Symptoms of coccidiosis in poultry include

I. dropping of wings.    II. blood stained diarrhoea.    III. skin irritation.

A. I and II only    B. I and III only    C. II and III only    D. I, II and III

Which of the following tools are used for collecting semen from the male animal?

I. Artificial vaginal     II. Elastrator     III. Electro-ejaculator

A. I and II only    B. I and III only    C. II and III only    D. I, II and III

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