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  • 1. 

    What it the "first milk" of a cow called?

    • A.

      Lactaid

    • B.

      Choloesterol

    • C.

      Colostrum

    • D.

      Oxytocin

    Correct Answer
    C. Colostrum
    Explanation
    Colostrum is the first milk produced by a cow. Colostrum contains the antibodies that support the calf's immune system shortly after birth. the calf must ingest colostrum within its first 24 hours after birth.

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  • 2. 

    A female pig that has never had piglets is called?

    • A.

      Sow

    • B.

      Gilt

    • C.

      Cow

    • D.

      Boar

    Correct Answer
    B. Gilt
    Explanation
    A gilt is a female pig that has not had piglets. Once she has piglets, she will be called a sow.

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  • 3. 

    Which term is used to prevent a disease?

    • A.

      Anthelmintic

    • B.

      Antibiotic

    • C.

      Antifungal

    • D.

      Vaccine

    Correct Answer
    D. Vaccine
    Explanation
    A vaccine is a substance that is used to prevent a disease by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies or other immune responses. It contains weakened or killed microorganisms or parts of microorganisms that mimic the disease-causing agent. When the vaccine is administered, the immune system recognizes these antigens and mounts a response, creating memory cells that can quickly respond to the actual disease-causing agent in the future. Therefore, a vaccine is used to prevent a disease rather than treat it.

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  • 4. 

    What do we call offering baby lambs or kidds grain while they are still nursing on their mothers?

    • A.

      Flushing

    • B.

      Creep Feeding

    • C.

      Tube Feeding

    • D.

      Nursing

    Correct Answer
    B. Creep Feeding
    Explanation
    Creep feeding refers to the practice of offering baby lambs or kidds grain while they are still nursing on their mothers. This is done to supplement their diet and encourage early weaning. It helps to provide additional nutrition and promote growth in young animals.

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  • 5. 

    Another word for a sow giving birth is?

    • A.

      Birthing

    • B.

      Gestation

    • C.

      Farrowing

    • D.

      Calving

    Correct Answer
    C. Farrowing
    Explanation
    Farrowing is the term used to describe the process of a sow giving birth. It specifically refers to the act of a female pig giving birth to piglets. This term is commonly used in the context of pig farming and is widely recognized in the agricultural industry.

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  • 6. 

    What do you call a male sheep?

    • A.

      Buck

    • B.

      Bull

    • C.

      Boar

    • D.

      Ram

    Correct Answer
    D. Ram
    Explanation
    A male sheep is called a ram.

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  • 7. 

    What is inflammation of the udder called?

    • A.

      Lactation

    • B.

      Mastitis

    • C.

      Dermatitis

    • D.

      Milk Fever

    Correct Answer
    B. Mastitis
    Explanation
    Mastitis is the correct answer because it refers to the inflammation of the udder. This condition commonly occurs in dairy cows and is usually caused by bacterial infection. It leads to swelling, redness, and pain in the udder, as well as changes in the milk's appearance and quality. Mastitis can be treated with antibiotics and proper hygiene practices to prevent the spread of infection.

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  • 8. 

    Which species is NOT a ruminant?

    • A.

      Goat

    • B.

      Sheep

    • C.

      Cow

    • D.

      Pig

    Correct Answer
    D. Pig
    Explanation
    A ruminant is an animal that has a specialized stomach with multiple compartments to aid in the digestion of plant material. Goats, sheep, and cows are all examples of ruminants, as they have a four-chambered stomach that allows them to efficiently break down and extract nutrients from plant matter. However, pigs do not have a four-chambered stomach and therefore are not considered ruminants. They have a simple stomach similar to humans, which is not adapted for the digestion of plant material.

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  • 9. 

    What is another term for length of pregnancy?

    • A.

      Gestation

    • B.

      Lactation

    • C.

      Pregnancy Toxemia

    • D.

      Milk Fever

    Correct Answer
    A. Gestation
    Explanation
    Gestation refers to the period of time during which a fetus develops inside the womb of a pregnant woman or animal. It is the correct term for the length of pregnancy because it specifically encompasses the entire process of fetal development until birth. Lactation, pregnancy toxemia, and milk fever are unrelated terms that refer to different aspects of reproduction or postpartum conditions.

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  • 10. 

    In which part of the reproductive tract of a female is it recommended to deposit semen when using artificial insemination?

    • A.

      Vulva

    • B.

      Vagina

    • C.

      Cervix

    • D.

      Uterus

    Correct Answer
    D. Uterus
    Explanation
    When using artificial insemination, it is recommended to deposit semen in the uterus. The uterus is the part of the reproductive tract where fertilization and implantation of the fertilized egg occur. By depositing semen directly into the uterus, it increases the chances of successful fertilization and pregnancy. The vulva is the external opening of the reproductive tract, the vagina is the canal leading to the cervix, and the cervix is the narrow passage between the vagina and the uterus. While sperm can pass through these parts, depositing semen directly into the uterus provides a more efficient and direct route for fertilization.

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  • 11. 

    What is a permanent form of identification?

    • A.

      Livestock Marker

    • B.

      Ear Tag

    • C.

      Freeze Brand

    • D.

      Paint Stick Marker

    Correct Answer
    C. Freeze Brand
    Explanation
    A freeze brand is a permanent form of identification for livestock. It involves using a branding iron that has been chilled in liquid nitrogen to create a unique mark on the animal's skin. The freeze brand mark is permanent and cannot be easily altered or removed. It is a widely used method for identifying livestock as it is durable and can be easily read from a distance.

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  • 12. 

    What scientific name refers to swine?

    • A.

      Ovine

    • B.

      Porcine

    • C.

      Caprine

    • D.

      Bovine

    Correct Answer
    B. Porcine
    Explanation
    The scientific name that refers to swine is "Porcine." This term is commonly used in the field of biology and veterinary medicine to specifically identify and classify pigs. It is derived from the Latin word "porcus," meaning pig.

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  • 13. 

    What is the length of the gestation period of a cow?

    • A.

      115 Days

    • B.

      150 Days

    • C.

      260 Days

    • D.

      285 Days

    Correct Answer
    D. 285 Days
    Explanation
    The gestation period of a cow is the length of time it takes for a cow to carry and develop a calf inside her womb. The correct answer is 285 days. This means that it takes approximately nine months for a cow to give birth to a calf.

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  • 14. 

    Which grain is highest in fiber?

    • A.

      Oats

    • B.

      Barley

    • C.

      Wheat

    • D.

      Corn

    Correct Answer
    A. Oats
    Explanation
    Oats are the highest in fiber compared to barley, wheat, and corn. Oats contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which has been found to have numerous health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels and improving heart health. Additionally, oats are also a good source of insoluble fiber, which aids in digestion and helps prevent constipation. Therefore, choosing oats as a dietary option can help increase fiber intake and promote a healthy digestive system.

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  • 15. 

    What is another term for "difficult birth"?

    • A.

      Abortion

    • B.

      Mastitis

    • C.

      Dystocia

    • D.

      Calving

    Correct Answer
    C. Dystocia
    Explanation
    Dystocia is another term for "difficult birth". Dystocia refers to a condition where there are complications or difficulties during the birthing process, such as the fetus being too large or in an abnormal position. It can result in prolonged labor, maternal distress, and potential harm to both the mother and the baby. Therefore, dystocia is the correct term to describe a difficult birth.

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  • 16. 

    In most ruminant rations, the Ca:P ratio should be?

    • A.

      1:1

    • B.

      1:2

    • C.

      2:1

    • D.

      3:1

    Correct Answer
    C. 2:1
    Explanation
    A Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio of 2:1 is important to prevent urinary calculi.

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  • 17. 

    What is the carcass from an old sheep called?

    • A.

      Lamb

    • B.

      Yoe

    • C.

      Buck

    • D.

      Mutton

    Correct Answer
    D. Mutton
    Explanation
    A sheep carcass over 1 year of age is called Mutton.

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  • 18. 

    How do you tell if a sheep carcass is  lamb or mutton?

    • A.

      Teeth

    • B.

      Break Joint

    • C.

      Color of Muscle

    • D.

      Taste

    Correct Answer
    B. Break Joint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Break Joint". When determining if a sheep carcass is lamb or mutton, one can look at the break joint. If the joint easily breaks apart, it indicates that the sheep is young and therefore lamb. However, if the joint is tough and does not easily break, it suggests that the sheep is older and therefore mutton.

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  • 19. 

    What do you call a castrated male pig?

    • A.

      Boer

    • B.

      Whether

    • C.

      Boar

    • D.

      Bear

    Correct Answer
    C. Boar
    Explanation
    A castrated male pig is called a boar. The term "boar" specifically refers to a male pig that has been neutered or had its testicles removed. This is done to control the pig population and to prevent aggressive behavior in male pigs. The other options, "Boer," "Whether," and "Bear," do not accurately describe a castrated male pig.

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  • 20. 

    What do you call a female sheep?

    • A.

      Doe

    • B.

      Ewe

    • C.

      Gilt

    • D.

      Sow

    Correct Answer
    B. Ewe
    Explanation
    A female sheep is called a ewe.

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  • 21. 

    Feeding grain to flush ewes and does is done to_____________.

    • A.

      Treat a disease

    • B.

      Improve breeding performance in the Ram

    • C.

      Increase lambing rate

    • D.

      Prepare for shearing

    Correct Answer
    C. Increase lambing rate
    Explanation
    Feeding grain to flush ewes and does is done to increase lambing rate. This practice helps to stimulate the reproductive system in female sheep and goats, increasing the chances of successful breeding and conception. By providing additional nutrition through grain, the animals' body condition improves, leading to better fertility and higher lambing rates.

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  • 22. 

    Which hormone is responsible for male reproductive development?

    • A.

      Progesterone

    • B.

      Testosterone

    • C.

      Estrogen

    • D.

      Oxytocin

    Correct Answer
    B. Testosterone
    Explanation
    Testosterone is the hormone responsible for male reproductive development. It is produced primarily in the testes and plays a crucial role in the development of male sexual characteristics such as the growth of facial and body hair, deepening of the voice, and the development of the male reproductive organs. Testosterone also regulates sperm production and sex drive in males.

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  • 23. 

    What is the hormone of pregnancy?

    • A.

      Testosterone

    • B.

      Estrogen

    • C.

      Progesterone

    • D.

      Prostaglandin

    Correct Answer
    C. Progesterone
    Explanation
    Progesterone is known as the hormone of pregnancy because it plays a crucial role in preparing the uterus for implantation and maintaining pregnancy. It helps to thicken the uterine lining, making it more receptive to a fertilized egg. Progesterone also helps to prevent contractions of the uterine muscles, ensuring the pregnancy is not terminated prematurely. Additionally, it helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and prepare the breasts for milk production. Therefore, progesterone is essential for the successful establishment and maintenance of pregnancy.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following would be a typical dressing percentage for a market hog?

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      60%

    • C.

      70%

    • D.

      80%

    Correct Answer
    C. 70%
    Explanation
    A dressing percentage refers to the ratio of the carcass weight to the live weight of an animal. A higher dressing percentage indicates a higher meat yield. In the case of market hogs, a typical dressing percentage is around 70%. This means that, on average, the carcass weight of a market hog would be approximately 70% of its live weight.

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  • 25. 

    What part of the female reproductive tract produces eggs?

    • A.

      Ovary

    • B.

      Oviduct

    • C.

      Uterus

    • D.

      Cervix

    Correct Answer
    A. Ovary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ovary. The ovary is a part of the female reproductive system that produces eggs, or ova. It is responsible for the production and release of mature eggs during the menstrual cycle. The ovaries also produce hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which play a crucial role in regulating the reproductive system.

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  • 26. 

    What mineral is extremely toxic to sheep?

    • A.

      Copper

    • B.

      Phosphorus

    • C.

      Calcium

    • D.

      Iron

    Correct Answer
    A. Copper
    Explanation
    Copper is extremely toxic to sheep. When ingested in large quantities, copper can accumulate in the liver and cause severe damage. This can lead to symptoms such as jaundice, anemia, and even death. Therefore, it is important for sheep farmers to carefully monitor the copper levels in their animals' diet to prevent copper toxicity.

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  • 27. 

    How long is a sheep pregnant?

    • A.

      3 Months

    • B.

      4 Months

    • C.

      5 Months

    • D.

      6 Months

    Correct Answer
    C. 5 Months
    Explanation
    Sheep have a gestation period of approximately 5 months. This means that the duration of their pregnancy is around 5 months from conception to birth. During this time, the sheep undergoes various physical and hormonal changes to support the development of the fetus. The length of the gestation period can vary slightly depending on factors such as breed and individual health, but on average, it is about 5 months.

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  • 28. 

    . The time between when a drug is administered and the animal can safely be sold for slaughter is called:

    • A.

      Waiting Period

    • B.

      Withdrawl Period

    • C.

      Safety Period

    • D.

      Medical Period

    Correct Answer
    B. Withdrawl Period
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Withdrawal Period." This refers to the time duration between when a drug is given to an animal and when it is safe to sell the animal for slaughter. During this period, the animal's body eliminates the drug residues, ensuring that the meat or products derived from the animal do not contain harmful levels of drugs that could pose a risk to human health. It is important to adhere to withdrawal periods to ensure food safety and prevent any potential adverse effects on consumers.

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  • 29. 

    . The normal presentation for a lamb or calf during birth is

    • A.

      Head First

    • B.

      Back Feet First

    • C.

      Head and Both Front Feet First

    • D.

      Head and One Front Foot

    Correct Answer
    C. Head and Both Front Feet First
    Explanation
    The normal presentation for a lamb or calf during birth is with the head and both front feet coming out first. This position allows for a smoother delivery and ensures that the vital organs are protected during the birthing process. It also allows the mother to push more effectively and reduces the risk of complications or injury to both the mother and the newborn.

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  • 30. 

    What does a cow's colostrum contain that makes it essential to the newborn calf's developing immune system?

    • A.

      Antibiotics

    • B.

      Antibodies

    • C.

      Antigens

    • D.

      Fat

    Correct Answer
    B. Antibodies
    Explanation
    A cow's colostrum contains antibodies that are essential for the newborn calf's developing immune system. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to help fight off infections and diseases. When the calf consumes colostrum, it receives a passive transfer of these antibodies, which provide immediate protection against pathogens until its own immune system develops. This is crucial for the calf's survival and overall health, as it helps prevent infections and boosts its immune response.

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