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WASSCE Animal Husbandry 2014 – Paper 1

WASSCE Animal Husb. 2014
1. An example of a nutritional deficiency disease in farm animals is
2. Ration that contains all the nutrients in correct proportions for feeding farm animals is a
3. Which of the following farm animals has only one functional ovary?
4. The first cervical vertebra in farm animals is the
5. Which of the following criteria is used for classifying the ystems of poultry farming?
6. The function of the crop in the digestive tract of a fowl is to
7. Which of the following factors is of least important when formulating rations for layers?
8. The element that is important in maintaining electrical potential across cell membranes of nerves and musdes is
9. Which of the following factors could promote the build-up of parasites on a livestock farm? I. Feeding animals on contaminated feed II. High humidity conditions III. Keeping animals in a single paddock
10. Which of the ruminant stomach compartments is glanlular?
11. A polled cattle is one that has
12. The process of removing the internal organs of poultry after slaughter is known as
13. A gimmer is a young female
14. Which of the following farm animals is affected by foot and mouth disease?
15. The period between fertilization of an ovum and the birth of a young one in farm animals is known as
16. Dicalcium phosphate is a feedstuff that
17. Which of following animals is usually protected from liver fluke infestation?
18. Thrynomys swinderianus is the scientific name of
19. A broiler gained 1.5 kg weight after consuming 2.5 kg feed. Determine the feed conversion ratio
20. Which of the following signs indicate that a cow is on neat? I. The cow sleeps most of the time II. The cow becomes restless III. Discharge of a thick colourless secretion from the vulva
21. One of the reasons for castrating a ram is to
22. Parturition in rabbit is known as
23. Which of the following animal improvement methods would result in production of hybrids?
24. Which of the following reactions would be shown by animals grazing under conditions of high temperature? I. Reduced grazing II. Increased water intake III. Staying out of shade
25. Brooding is carried out in the rearing of
26. Which of the following practices increases the probability of a nanny goat to produce twins?
27. Which of the following substances are used as feed additives? I. Antibodies II. Enzymes III. Proteins
28. A farmer who makes use of a footbath on a poultry farm is preventing
29. In order to save energy, a farmer may reseed his pasture by
30. Which of the following statements about training dogs are correct? I. The trainer needs to be patient II. Instructions should be concise III. Corrective measures must be immediate
31. The common name for Andropogon gayanus is
32. A grassland management practice in which the grazing area is divided into paddocks and animals are moved systematically from one paddock to another is known as
33. Wallows are provided in a pig sty to
34. One major advantage of using bamboo for the construction of storage bins is that it
35. A symptom of Gumboro disease in poultry is
36. Which of the following animal improvement methods leads to heterosis?
37. A good laying hen has
38. Large rabbits should be lifted by the
39. One disadvantage of establishing pasture in a forest area is that
40. As part of preparations to receive day-old chicks, a brooder house should be treated with
41. The first activity to be undertaken to ensure the survival of a new-born lamb is the
42. Which of the following statements about rangeland are correct? It I. Provides shelter for animals II. Supplies only one kind of feed to ruminants III. Helps to improve fertility of the soil
43. One way of preventing the sow from harming the young piglets is to
44. An advantage of the intensive system of keeping animals is that
45. Which of the following diseases is spread through faecal contamination of feed?
46. Using a bull: cow ratio of 1 :25, determine the number of bulls require to serve 400 cows
47. The removal of skins and hides of farm animals after slaughtering is termed
48. A breeding programme may include some inbreeding so as to
49. The gestation period of the grasscutter is
50. Dogs lose heat through