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WAEC Animal Husbandry Questions and Answers
WAEC Animal Husbandry Questions and Answers

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is organized by WAEC in West African countries. The exam boasts millions of candidates each year due to its importance and over 15 subjects are sat for in the exams including Animal Husbandry. That being said, let’s go through the questions and answers for the subject at hand.

WAEC Animal Husbandry Questions and Answers

Section A – Objective

1. The true stomach of ruminants is called
A. abomasum
B. omasum
C. reticulum
D. rumen

2. In animal production, disease-causing organisms are generally called.
A. parasites
B. pathogens
C. pests
D. vectors

3. The introduction of semen into the reproductive tract of female farm animals without copulation is called.
A. pasture mating
A. natural insemination
B. hand mating
D. artificial insemination

4. Which of the following plants is a pasture legume?
A. Panicum maximum
B. Andropogen gayanus
C. Pueraria phaseoloides
D. Axonopus compressus

5. Pastures could be improved through
A. reseeding and overgrazing
B. Fertilizer application and irrigation
C. rotational grazing and uncontrolled burning
D. padlocking and overgrazing

6. which of the following types of meat is obtained from sheep?
A. beef
B. chevon
C. mutton
D. ham

7. Rinderpest in cattle is caused by a
A. bacterium
B. fungus
C. protozoan
D. Virus

8. One of the symptoms of brucellosis in ewes is
A. abortion
A. convulsion
C. depression
D. in-coordination

9. A boiler consumed 6.0kg of feed and gained 2.0kg of weight in six weeks. Determine the feed: gain ratio
A. 1:3
B. 1:4
C. 3:1
D. 4:1

10. Which of the following structures is part of the intestine of rabbits.
A. Caecum
B. Gullet
C. Ileum
D. Rectum

11. Forages harvested before flowering and conserved are characterized by
A. high fibre
B. high protein
C. low energy
D. low vitamins

12. Which of the following effects is associated with high-temperature brooding of chicks
A. Low feed consumption
B. Low mortality
C. Increased growth rate
D. Increased profitability

13. If 25kg of feed was consumed by 10,000 birds in six hours, determine the quantity of feed required by the same number of birds in one week.
A. 20kg
B. 67kg
C. 400kg
D. 700kg

14. One of the main reasons for providing light for broilers during production is to
A. reduce predators
B. increase feed intake
C. reduce mortality
D. increase exercise

15. Which of the following birds is purposely raised for meat?
A. Broilers
B. Cockerels
C. Layers
D. Pullets

16. pasture crops are best used in preparing silage when they
A. have produced seeds
B. are lignified
C. are yet to produce flowers
D. are producing flowers

17. Which of the following management systems of poultry production is the least expensive?
A. Deep litter
B. Battery cage
C. Fold units
D. Free range

18. A limitation to the effective use of artificial insemination in animal improvement is
A. use of semen of exotic breeds
B. inability to detect heat in female animals
C. availability of facilities to store semen for later use
D. when inbreeding effects are not expressed

19. Which of the following farm animals is most prolific?
A. Cattle
B. Goat
C. Pig
D. Sheep

20. A castrated male sheep is called a
A. bullock
B. capon
C. hog
D. wether

21. In farm animals, hormones are released into the
A. bloodstream
B. muscle tissue
C. adipose
D. nervous system

22. Which of the following characteristics describes the external features of sheep?
A. Convex face
B. Concave face
C. Erect ear
D. Short tail

23. In poultry, nutrients are absorbed mainly in the
A. caecum
B. proventriculus
C. large intestine
D. small intestine

24. A disadvantage of prolonged inbreeding in farm animals is that it leads to
A. reduced vigour among offspring
B. increased vigour among offspring
C. production of pure breeds
D. production of animals with uniform characteristics

25. Which of the following factors affects the productivity of pasture? I Soil fertility II. Climate III. Weeds
A. I and II
B. I and III only
C. II and III only
D. I, II and III

26. If the oestrus cycle of a goat is 27 days, how many times will it come on heat in a year?
A. 14 times
B. 28 times
C. 30 times
D. 60 times

27. Which of the following statements about ovulation in rabbits is correct?
A. Eggs are released every 21 days
B. Eggs are released every 26 days
C. Eggs are released in the absence of a buck
D. Eggs are released in the presence of a buck

28. The endoparasite that creates sores in the liver and lungs of farm animals as it bores through them is
A. hookworm
B. pinworm
C. roundworm
D. tapeworm

29. Which of the following farm animals is monogastric?
A. Bullock
B. Boar
C. Heifer
D. Wether

30. The fundamental principles underlying animal breeding are based on
A. genetics
B. management
C. physiology
D. selection

31. Which of the following diseases would directly affect milk production in cows
A. Mastitis
B. Rinderpest
C. Trypanosomiasis
D. Tuberculosis

32. Farm animals producing milk, eggs and wool would require
A. maintenance ration
B. balance ration
C. weaning ration
D. production ration

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Paper 2 – Theory

(a) State seven characteristics of West African goats.
(b) Discuss the management of goats under the following headings:
(i) Breeding
(ii) care of kids
(iii) Identification
(iv) Castration.

2. (a) Define the term Animal husbandry.
(b) State four ways in which farm animals are important to humans.
(c) Explain each of the following terms as used in animal production:
– Ovulation.
– Oestrus.
(a) List five signs that indicate that a ewe is approaching parturition.
(b) A ewe was serviced on May 1, 2014. Determine the expected date of lambing of the ewe.

DISCLAIMER! These are not real WAEC Animal Husbandry questions but likely repeated questions over the years to help candidates understand the nature of their examinations. Ensure to take note of every question provided on this page.

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