Optional :Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

Syllabus / Strategy / Reference Books


Animal Nutrition1. Principles of Animal Nutrition by D V Reddy ( 2 books)

2. BT Tutorials .

1. Energy-protein relationship

2. Use of NPN compounds

3. Feed additives

4. Conservation of fodders ,storage and anti-nutritional factors associated with them

5. Poultry Nutrition.

Animal Physiology

a. Blood and CVS

b. Respiration

c.   Excretion

d. Endocrine system

1. Guyton and Hall especially for Endocrine system and Cardiovascular System.

2. Dukes Animal physiology especially for Blood ,Respiration and Excretion.

3. Make sure you read specific for Birds.

4. Biochemistry by

U Sataynarayan especially for buffers, acid –base balance

-One should make smart notes of this unit because it is very difficult to revise the topics at the last moment.

-Make diagrams and practice them especially for

Cardiac Cycle, Bood cells, Pulmonary circulation , Coronary circulation, Cerebro -Spinal fluid Circulation, Kidney and its structures(nephrons), air sacs in birds ( very important)

–    Growth curves

–    Mammary development

–    Digestive organs

Growth and animal production1. Read it from TANUVAS e-learning online .
Physiology of Milk production1. Text book of Animal Husbandry by G C Banerji

2. Added with mammary development from Mc Donald.

Make suitable notes.
Environmental physiology1. e-learning  TANUVAS

2. Hafiz

3. Dukes last chapter 12th edition

Make suitable notes

n  Adaptation to cold and hot climate

n  Impact of climate on milk production


Animal Reproduction

a. Semen quality , component ,properties, storage

b. Detection of oestrus, anoestrus and repeat breeding.

a. From normal text book

   b. Make good notes from standard textbooks

— gametogenesis

—spermatogenesis and oogenesis

—- qualitative and quantitative characteristics of semen.

—– methods of detection of estrus

Livestock production and Management1. Read it from BT tutorials

2. Principles of dairy management by das ( not worth )

I did not find any suitable material for this unit so the final refuge was BT tutorial notes.
Feeding during drought ,floods and other natural calamitiesPashudhan magazine.


Question on this topic is a rule in civils examination. Prepare it well.
Classical Genetics(Mendelian genetics )

Population Genetics

Breeding systems


Cell biology by Agarwal and Agarwal

Principles of Genetics by Gardener

Population genetics by   D C Flaconer

Population genetics by

S S Tomar (2 volumes)

NOTE: Do not go for proof and derivation of H-W law including migration, mutation etc derivation . It will not be asked because it is lengthy and now the question are shorter.

You can also leave the heritability derivations.

Animal breeding by S S Tomar.

Introduction to practical animal breeding by Dalton

-A text book of extention by P Mathliagan.

-e-learning TANUVAS

-Current affairs and latest government schemes related to animal husbandry.

Make short notes so that you revise it.

Make notes topic wise which are in syllabus.

Important topics to be covered

1. Qualitative and quantitative traits.

2. HW equilibrium and factors affecting the equilibrium

  ( Migration,Mutation and Selection.)

3. Partition of Variation.

4. Breeding value and its estimation.

This section is must and should be dealt in a serious way. Do not leave any topic mentioned in the syllabus .

One can fetch good marks in this section. Question like learning Methology , transfer of technology and schemes are common.





BT tutorials.

e-learning TANUVAS

1. Staining

2. Freezing microtome

3. Microscopy



3.Germ layers.

4.Foetal membranes

5.Placentation ( vv imp)


7. Germ layers derivatives . No need for detailed  Organogenesis.

AnatomyNo need to cover. Rarely questions are asked.


I read my notes which I made in collage from good books . pharmacology is whole world so deal it with smart study.One has to make sure that  making synopsis and structures on A4 size pages are quite helpful because if there is question like autacoids (200 words) or antimicrobials (200 words)  it is very difficult to sum up. Be general in your approach. Read the important aspects. Do not go into depth.
Veterinary hygiene and housingBT tutorials and veterinary epidemiology by Thapliyal.

A Text book of Animal Husbandry by G C Banerjee.

Make diagrams of housing pattern.
Infectious disease               ( medicine)Any good book or collage notes will suffice.

One can use ICAR handbook for a quick revision

Important diseases are

1. Brucellosis.

2. Rabies

3. Rinderpest and PPR

4. Anthrax

5. Pasturellosis

6. Swine fever

7. Glanders

8. Strangles

9. Leptospirosis

10. Clostridia group


Clinical Medicine.Mareck manual

Blood and gay

( shortest possible notes, which can be revised quickly)

Topics to be done

1. Impaction

2. Bloat

3. Diaarrhoea

4. Indigestion

5. Dehradation

6. Stroke

Principles of   ImmunizationA text book of Microbiology by AnantnarayanTopics like

1. Herd immunity

2. Zero disease concept.

3. Chemoprophylaxis

Notes of these topics should be made from internet or help of your professors.

Production /metabolic diseases.Make your notes from books or collage notes are good.This is most import unit. You should have a complete command over it.

Make structures of every disease so that you can revise it .

General anesthesia and local anesthesia.No need for lumb and jones.

Basics from ruminant surgery by Taygi

Or pharmacology.

-No need for details particularly in Regional blocks.

– No need for details of general anesthesia

SurgeryRuminant surgery by Tyagi1. Fractures

2. Dislocation

3. Hernia

4. Choking

5. Abomasal displacement

6. Caesarian

7. Rumenotomy

8. Castration

Zoonoses-Only classification.

Role of animals and birds in transmission.

-occupational zoonoses.

Any good book.
EpidemiologyBT tutorials

PSM by K Park

Focus on definitions only.
Milk and milk product technology.Su kumar sen or BT Tutorials.Make flow diagrams of product manufacture.

This is most important section in paper 2 and one should work hard.

Meat hygiene and technology ( including poultry )B D Sharma ( 2 volumes)


IGNOU meat technology diploma notes which are actually made by Vikas Pathak sir.( skuast-jammu)

Along with Milk , meat is most critical unit and should be prepared with serious approach.
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