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The diagram below illustrates a parasite of farm animal.


The scientific name of the organism illustrated in the diagram is

A. Taenia saginata.    B. Taenia solium.    C. Fascioia hepatica.    D. Ascaris lumbricoides.

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

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

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.

The diagram below illustrates a parasite of farm animal.


Which of the following diseases is caused by the organism illustrated in the diagram?

A. Bilharzia    B. Anthrax    C. Tuberculosis    D. Brucellosis

Which of the following factors is a major challenge in the practice of artificial insemination in West Africa?

A. Poor road network.
B. Irregular supply of electricity
C. Inefficient managerial system
D. Negative attitude of workers to duties

Which of the following farm animals is not monogastric?

A. Hog    B. Bullock    C. Capon    D. Gelding

The common name for Axonopus compressus is

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

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

A rangeland can be improved by

A. grazing.    B. burning.    C . reseeding.    D. ploughing.

Inhalation of contaminated air and consumption of mouldy feed may cause

A. trypanosomiasis.    B. tuberculosis.    C. brucellosis.    D. aspergillosis.

Which of the following combinations of forage crops would be considered best tor cattle feeding?

A. Elephant grass and Guinea grass
B. Centrosema and Pueraria
C. Gamba grass and Stylo
D. Cynodon and Carpet grass

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 farm animals is commonly used for laboratory experiments?

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

Which of the following diseases in goats is caused by a bacterium?

A. Rinderpest    B. Ringworm    C. Anthrax    D. Foot and mouth


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

A highly digestible feed is called

A. concentrate.    B. succulent.    C. roughage.    D. additive.

Farm animals are mostly reared for

A. laboratory experiments.    B. raw materials.    C. food supply.    D. foreign exchange.

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

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.

The diagram below illustrates the digestive tract of a cow


Microbial fermentation of cellulose to produce simple sugars and volatile fatty acids takes place in the part labelled

A. I.    B. II.    C. III.    D. IV.

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