Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science Preliminary Examination (Optional)
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY
SCIENCE (CODE NO. 02)
Importance of livestock in Agriculture. Biological relationship between
soil, plant and animal. Mixed farming. Livestock and milk production statistics
with special reference to Madhya Pradesh
2. Genetics and Animal Breeding
Elements of genetics and breeding as applied to improvements of livestock.
Breeds of indigenous and exotic cattle, Cow,buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs and
poultry and their potential for milk, eggs, meat and wool production. Livestock
improvements in Madhya Pradesh. Artificial insemination and its role in speedy
improvement of livestock.
Classification of animal feeds. Feeding standards. computation of ration.
Commercial feeds. Conservation of fodder. Nutritional disorders. Feed additives
use of probiotics.
Management of different livestock (cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat, pig and
poultry) livestock records. Economics of livestock production. Wild life
(1) Fertility and sterility in Animals, embryo transfer technology
(2) Veterinary hygiene vis-à-vis public health
(3) Principle of immunity and immunization (Preventive inoculations against
common infectious diseases of livestock i.e.rinderpest, foot and mouth disease,
anthrax black quarter, hemorrhagic septicemia, PPR, Ranikhet, fowl pox and avian
(4) Etiology, diagnostic symptoms and treatment of major
(a) Cattle - Infectious diseases as anthrax, foot and mouth disease, rinderpest,
black quarter, tuberculosis Johne's disease, theileriasis and trypanosomiasis.
Non-infectious diseases as tympanites, milk fever.
(b) Sheep and goats: Enterotoxaemia, CPPP, PPR in goats.
(c) Poultry - Ranikhet, coccidiosis, fowlpox, avian leucosis, Marek's disease,
avian influenza, infectious bursal disease and salmonellosis.
(d) Swine - Swine erysipelas, salmonellosis, and hog cholera.
Parasitic diseases of animals and poultry caused by trematodes. nematodes and
5. (1) Poisons used for killing animals. Pesticide
toxicity in animals and birds.
(2) Drugs used for doping of racehorses, and the techniques of detections.
(3) Drugs used to tranquilize wild animals, as well as animals in captivity.
Main diseases in wild animals.
(4) Quarantine measures prevalent in India and abroad and improvements therein.
(1) Study of milk-composition, its physical properties and nutritive
(2) Quality control of milk, common tests and legal standards. (3) Utensils,
equipments and their cleaning.
(4)Organization of dairy, processing of milk and distribution, Cooperation and
(5) Manufacture of common milk products and quality control.
(6) Routine dairy operations.
(7) Role of microorganisms in milk and dairy products, with special reference to
their keeping quality.
(8) Milk-borne diseases vis-à-vis public Health.