ARE 142 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION Click to view

 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

COURSE CODE: ARE 142
COURSE TITLE: PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION
DATE:22ND APRIL 2014 TIME: 2.00PM – 5.00PM

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Question ONE is compulsory
Answer any THREE questions
This paper consists of 2 printed pages. Please turn over.

1. a) Differentiate between heterosis and homeostasis. (4 Marks)
b) Examine the integrated livestock production system. (5 Marks)
c) Discuss the modes of energy transfer in livestock. (6 Marks)
d) Discuss the effect of altitude and soil condition on animal production. (4 Marks)
e) Discuss the effect of Tropical Climate on Animal Parasites, Vectors and Diseases. (6 Marks)
2. Distinguish between systems of pig production. (15 Marks)

3. Examine the mechanisms of body defense against heat and cold stress. (15 Marks)

4. Identify important roles and constraints to livestock production in Kenya. (15 marks)

5. Describe the influence of heat stress on five specific animal performance traits. (15 Marks)

 

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