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National Open University Exam Past Question – AEM722 JUNE/JULY EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA AEM722 RUMINANT ANIMALS

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY JUNE/JULY EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE: AEM722

COURSE TITLE: RUMINANT ANIMALS (2 UNITS). TIME ALLOWED: 2 hours

INSTRUCTION: Answer any 4 (four) questions

 

 

 

(1)  Explain 5 roles of ruminant animals in Nigerian agriculture                            (4 marks each)

 

  1. List 5 breed of sheeps found in Nigeria. (5 marks) (2) a. List and explain 5 advantages of small ruminant over other ruminants in

the supply of meat.                                                                                          (4 marks each)

 

  1. List 5 breed of cattle found in Nigeria. (5 marks) (3)   a. Define the following terms:

i- Bull; ii- Heifer;         iii- Mohair       iv- Veal;           v- Chevron;     vi-  Weather;

 

vii- Mutton      viii- Kidding;   ix- Hogg; and  x- Buck

 

(2 marks each)

 

  1. List 5 breed of goats found in Nigeria. (5 marks) (4)   a. Explain the management of calf.                                                                 (20 marks)
  2. State 5 signs of heat. (5 marks)

 

(5)   a. Explain briefly 5 signs of good health                                                          (4 marks each)

 

  1. State 5 signs of parturition. (5 marks)

 

(6)   Briefly explain any 4 of the following:                                                              (5 marks each) (a). Artificial insemination;

(b). Roughages; (c). Hand milking; (d). Sign of oestrus; (e). Wheat offal.

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