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National Open University Exam Past Question – ANP 302 October, 2013 Examination

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ANP 302 RUMINANT ANIMAL PRODUCTION

14/16, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY October, 2013 Examination

 

Course Code:  ANP 302

 

Course Title:  RUMINANT ANIMAL PRODUCTION Time Allowed: 2.30mins

INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER 4 QUESTIONS ONLY. ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS.

 

1a. In what ways does the ruminant animal differ from non ruminant animals?                  (5 Marks)

1b. List the economic importance of keeping ruminant animals.                                             (10 Marks)

1c. Describe the process of digestion in the rumen and reticulum.                                          (10 Marks)

 

2a. List and describe 3 breeds of sheep that you know.                                                             (15 marks)

2b. Differentiate between these two management practices: flushing and steaming up.   (10 Marks)

 

3a. List and explain the types of mating systems available.                                                       (15 Marks)

3b. Describe how you would manage a pregnant cow on your farm.                                      (10 Marks)

 

  1. 4. Write short notes on the following: (i) Drenching gun; (ii) Burdizzo; (iii) Elastrator;

(iv) Ear   tagging and (v) Hoof trimming.                                                                              (5 Marks each)

 

5a. Differentiate between the intensive and extensive systems of cattle production.        (10 Marks)

5b. Briefly Discuss the energy and protein requirement of cattle.                                          (10 Marks)

5c. What do you understand by succulent roughages?                                                             (5 Marks)

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6a. What is Mastitis and how can it be controlled?                                                                   (10 Marks)

6b. What are endo- parasites?                                                                                                       (5 Marks)

6c.Describe the life cycle of roundworm in cattle.                                                                     (10 Marks)

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