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TNPSC Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Exam Syllabus

Organisation : Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Exam Name : TNPSC Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Examination
Standard : PG Degree Standard
Subject Code : 297
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TNPSC Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Exam Syllabus

TNPSC Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Exam Syllabus are given below,

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UNIT – I General:
Role livestock management – food security – Current Livestock Development programmes and polices of State and Nation – Legislation for control of animal diseases – Legal duties of Veterinarian – Common offences against animals and laws governing import and export of animals – Certification of products.

UNIT – II: Animal Breeding And Genetics, Animal Nutrition And Livestock Production And Management
Important breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig and poultry with special reference to economic characters. Animal breeding – Aids to selection, methods of selection and culling – current breeding policies and programmes in state and the Nation – Breeding methods – different mating systems. Population Genetics – Hardy Weinberg law, Effects of selection, migration, and mutation – Gene frequency. Economic traits, Genetic parameters – Molecular techniques and their application in animal breeding. Wild breeding in captivity life.

Common terms used in Animal Husbandry – Identification, Dentition and Age of animals – Watering livestock – Removal and disposal of manure and other animal waste – Effect of environment on the health and productivity of livestock and measures to counteract it – Different systems of housing, Housing standards for various livestock – Hatchery management – Different systems of poultry management – sexing and brooding of chicks – Common symptoms of diseases and control measures -Farm record maintenance – Judging of cattle. Climate change – global warming – Carbon credits.

UNIT- III: Livestock Products Technology
Composition of milk and milk products, clean milk production, processing, storage and transportation. Preparation of milk powder, cream, butter, ice cream, cheese and ghee. Role of milk and milk products in human nutrition, Detection of adulterants in milk. Food safety Norms FSSAI Ante mortem and post mortem inspection, – objectives of meat inspection – methods of slaughter -Various techniques of preservation & packaging of meat and meat products – preservation of eggs. Utilization of slaughter house by-products, role of meat and egg in human nutrition.

UNIT – IV: Animal Husbandry Extension And Economics
Principles of extension education – Extension teaching methods, Audio visual aids – Characteristics of rural & urban societies. Adopter categories and fators influencing adoption of technologies, Panchayat Raj. Selection and training of leaders. ICT initiatives in Livestock Sector, State and Central Governmental Schemes. Role of animals in the economy of livestock owners. Statistics of animal and poultry – State wise and nation. Milk and sheep co-operatives – Marketing of livestock and its products. Preparation of feasibility reports and projects (Economics of a dairy unit, poultry, piggery, sheep & goat units). Per capita availability and consumption of milk, meat and egg. Impact of AH programs in the state.

UNIT- V: Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology
Gross study of bones, joints and muscles of skeleton. Gross study of heart and its conduction system. Gross study of organs of digestive, respiratory urinary and reproductive systems. Digestion, metabolism and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in simple stomach animals and ruminants – mechanism of respiration. General functions of blood (blood cells, plasma & serum) coagulation, blood groups in animals, cardiac cycle, Blood circulation, Blood pressure, renal function. Hormonal control of Lactogenesis.

UNIT- VI: Surgery & Radiology
General surgical principles – Asepsis and Antisepsis – sutures and suturing methods – Pre medication and Anaesthesia (Local Regional and General) – Common surgical affections and operative procedures (Wound, Fracture, and dislocation) – cosmetic surgical operations – Imaging techniques – Pre operative and post operative care of animals – Intensive care – Physiotherapy – Diathermy – Surgical Emergencies.

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