ANIMAL HUSBANDRY ASSISTANT

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EDUCATIONAL QUAUFICATIONS:

l)Two years Animal Husbandry Polytechnic Course conducted by Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati, OR
2) Intermediate Vocational course in Dairying and Poultry Sciences as one of the subjects of study / two years Poultry Diploma Course conducted by the PolytechniC College Ramachandrapuram of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University,Tirupati etc., / two years Intermediate Vocational Course in Multi Purpose Veterinary Assistant (MPVA) as per the provisions ofGO MS No:34 Otd.13-09-2013 of AHDDF(AHII) Dept.

“Provided that the candidates selected with the qualifications in clause (2) shall undergo one year departmental training to be conducted by The Director of Animal Husbandry as in service candidate”

SYLLABUS

Written examination (Objective Type) No. of questions Duration (minutes) Maximum Marks
Part- A : General Studies and mental ability
50
50
50
Part - B : Subject related to Animal Husbandry
100
100
100
TOTAL
150
150
150

Note:- For each correct answer 1 mark will be awarded and each wrong answer will carry 0.25 negative mark.

GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY

1. General Mental ability and reasoning.
2~ Quantitative aptitude including data interpretation.
3. General English.
4. Current affairs of regional, national and International importance.
5. General Science and its applications to the day to day life, Contemporary Development in science and Technology and information Technology.
6. History & Culture of India with specific focus on AP.
7. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, 73/74th Amendments,public policy, reforms ad center – state relations with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.
8. Society, Social justice, rights issues.
9. Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
10.Key welfare & development schemes of Government of Andhra Pradesh

PART-B

COMMON SYLLABUS PRESCRIBED FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION TO BE CONDUCTED FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY ASSISTANT POSTS IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY DEPARTMENT

1. Basics in Veterinary anatomy and Physiology:
Major bones and joints of Animals, Important organs & functions of Digestive,
Respiratory, Circulatory, Urinary, Genital, Nervous and endocrine system.
2. Infectious Diseases of Livestock, Poultry: Characteristics of different infectious agents, Bacteria, Virus, parasite (external & Internal), Transmission of diseases of Livestock poultry
Bacterial Diseases: Anthrax, HS, BQ, Mastitis, TB, JD, Brucellosis, Pullorum Disease,fowl Cholera.
Viral: PPR,FMD, POX,Rabies, RD, IB, ILT, Gambaro.
Parasitic: Ascariasis, Strongylosis, Amphistomiasis, mange, ticks, lice.
Fungal: Ring Worm,Vaccines for infectious diseases
General hygiene prevention & control measures of infectious diseases of
livestock & poultry

3. Veterinary Pharmacy:
Drugs, forms, weighing, measuring (units) routes of administration of drugs, oral
parenteral ( SC, IM, IV) Forms of drugs – Powders, mixtures, lotion, Ointment,
paste, tablet, electuary, enema, tinctures, bolus, emulsion, Standards of drug
manufacturing I.P, B.P., B.Vet.C.,
4. Fundamentalsof Animal reproduction and Gynaecology:
Genital organs of different livestock spades, sexual maturity, estrus cycle,
gestation, pregnancy diagnosis, parturition, infertility and sterility and their
treatment, common reproductive disorders – Dystocia & Retention of placenta
5. Basics in artificial insemination:
Advantages of AI, Preparation of AV, Semen collection, Management of Frozen
‘semen, Handling f liquid nitrogen container, detection of heat in different
livestock,.insemination techniques, precautions for successfulI, follow up of AI
6. Basics in Surgery:
General surgical conditions – abscesses, wounds, fractures.Antiseptics &
disinfectants.Pre-operative &Post operative surgical care.Surgical pack preparation.Sterilisation techniques.castration & different bandaging techniques.

7. Fundamentals of Veterinary Medicine:
Definition of Health, disease, symptoms.Physical & clinical examination of animals.Collection of History. General Diagnosis, treatment and control of
diseases of gastrointestinal tract, liver, respiratory system, skin, Uro-genital tract, nervous system, metabolic and deficiency diseases
8. Introduction of Veterinary Biologicals and Vaccines:
Veterinary Biologicals and their importance in Veterinary practice~Handling &
storage of various Biologicals.Vaccination schedule for livestock and poultry.
9. Veterinary First Aid and clinical Management:
Restraining of various Livestock species.Registration of cases.History taking,
Recording of Body temperature, pulse and respiration. Methods of medication,
(Oral and Parental) First aid measures in emergency cases. Collection & dispatch
of clinical samples.
10. Analytical Laboratory Techniques:Common equipment for laboratory analysis,
guidelines for handling chemicals & equipment, disposal of laboratory wastes.
Sampling and sample preparation for chemical analysis.
11. Laboratory Diagnostic Techniques – ISterilisation techniques of laboratory
chemicals and glass ware. Media preparation, sero diagnosis – antigen,antibody.
12. Laboratory Diagnostic Techniques: II
Collection, preservation & dispatch of various materials for parasitological examination – Skin scrapings, etc.
13. Dairy Management:lmportance of Milk – Advantages of Dairy farming important
breeds of cattle & Buffaloes. Important exotic dairy cattle.Importance of cross breeding. Advantages of cross bred cows and upgrading of buffaloes. Ideal
dairy animals. Dairy Farm practices. Feeding and Management of different classes of dairy animals. Milking methods. Clean Milk production. Importance of Colostrum. Housing of dairy animals. Identification of Dairy animals. Package of
practices in calf rearing. Heifer rearing. Management of high yielding cows and
buffaloes. Composition and Chemical properties of milk. Farm records and their maintenance. Bio gas production. Economics of Dairy Farming. Role of Milk cooperatives. Milk Chilling, Pasteurisation in milk – Important products. Marketing of dairy cattle, milk & milk products, important dairy products.
14. Principles of management of Meat animals Importance of meat producing animals – sheep, goat, swine and rabbits. Popular breeds of sheep, goat & swine and their characters.Breeding.Mating practices, feeding and general management &guidelines.Care and management of pregnant & lactating animals. Rearing of lambs, kids and piglets.Housing of sheep, goat,&SWine.Debugging, docking, castration, vaccination, deworming, deticking in meat animals – Marketing of Live meat animals – Livestock insurance.

15. Livestock Farm Management:
Livestock farming vs mixed farming, record keeping, farm inventory marketing of Livestock & Livestock products, distribution channels, organisation of co-operative societies.
16. Principles of Livestock feeding: Importance of feeding – classification of feeds and fodders – importance of cultivated fodder & legumes, roughages & concentrates – chaffing of fodder- preparation of concentrate mixture –
Formulation of rations- fodder conservation (Hay & Silage making) – common crop residues in animal feeding. Important fodder trees. Animal feeding &
drought and natural calamities – storage feeds – Thumb rules for Livestock feeding – Urea treated paddy straw.
17. Basics of Pet & Zoo animals management :
Common pet animals and their utility, common breeds of dogs, handling & restraining of pet animals Feeding & Management of dogs, important zoo animals – care, management & health cover of zoo animals Vaccination
schedule, deworming – administration of medicines in different routes in dogs and cats
18. Avian Hatchery Management: Layout of Hatchery- incubators- setters – Hatchery
incubation – management. Hatching eggs – Collection , selection and storage –
fumigation – requirement of incubation – temperature, humidity , ventilation,
turning candling of eggs – sexing , vaccination, grading of chicks, dubbing and
toy clipping.
19. Poultry Management: Advantages of Poultry farming – present status of poultry
industry – different breeds – system of poultry rearing – advantages and
disadvantages – poultry farm equipment – breeding management – feeding and
management of different classes of poultry – feed supplements – additives –
mixing of poultry feeds – measure of sanitation – disinfection and disease
control – Reconstitution of vaccine and their preservation – routes of vaccination
– designing of vaccination program – litter management – handling of eggs.
Farm records – record keeping. Feeding management of other avian species.
Economics of poultry farming ( Layers& Broilers) -Marketing of poultry eggs and chicken meat
20. Basics in Meat production &Handling :Importance of meat yielding animals –
Selection of ideal meat animals – optimum for slaughter – common instruments
used to handle meat animals – dressing percentage- transportation of meat
animals – care during transport – pre-slaughter handling – methods of slaughter
– major cuts and their yields – components of abattoir – optimum facilities
principles of meat preservation – ageing of differing species of Livestock.

 

PRACTICE PART-A

  • Scan the Entire Test
  • Focus on the Questions
  • Work with the Answers

Daily Current Affairs - Prepare it on daily basis and at the end of the week (Saturday) revise them.

Monthly current affairs - read them daily in 4 day slot. For example : if you are preparing the whole July month current affairs, today just read 1st-4th July current affairs, then tomorrow you will read 5th-8th July current affairs. In this way on the fourth day you have to revise all the three slots i.e. 1st-12th july

will have to ultimately depend upon your common sense which can be acquired through reading newspaper daily. So, don’t chase too many facts and figures

Reading current affairs daily makes you aware of what's happening around and prevents you from last minute mugging.

READ TODAY NEWS

PRACTICE PART-B


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