OPSC Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Preparation Book 2021


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About OPSC Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Recruitment

Name Of Department Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Post Name Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Class – II (Group – B)
Total Number Of Vacancies 351
Selection Process Written Examination
Viva Voce test
Starting Date of Online Application Registration 18.06.2021
Last Date of Online Application Registration & Submit Application Fee 16.07.2021 (11:59 P.M.)

About Exam :

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) will soon conduct the Written Examination for the Posts of Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Class – II (Group – B). Candidates who applied for these posts are now waiting for the Exam Dates, so that they can prepare for the same accordingly. There are many candidates who are Searching and Enquiring about the Exam Dates from the Various Sources. Exam Dates will be release soon on the official website of VECC.

Nowadays Competition Level become very high so Competitive Exams gets too tougher. Candidates facing critical problem of “What to prepare” and “How to prepare” to give their best in their exams. So, here we are providing the latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

Selection Process :

  • Written Examination
  • Viva Voce test

Exam Pattern :

Exam Pattern for the Written Exam is as Follows:-

The written examination will contain the objective type of questions and comprise of two papers as follows: –

Subject Session Duration No. Of Questions Total Marks Type Of Questions
Paper-I (Veterinary Science) 1st 2 Hour 30 Minute 200 400 Objective (Multiple Choice Question)
Paper-II (Animal Science) 2nd 2 Hour 30 Minute 200 400 -Do-
  • Exam will be of Objective Type.
  • Questions will be in the form of Multiple Type Choice Questions.
  • Total Number of Questions in this exam will be 200.
  • Maximum Marks for this exam will be of 400 Marks.
  • Each Question will be of 2 mark.
  • Time allocated for this exam will be of 2 Hour 30 Minute.
  • Viva Voce Test carries 100 mark

Exam Syllabus :

OPSC Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Syllabus is as follows :

Syllabus: Paper-I (Veterinary Science)

(a) Veterinary Medicine:- General systemic states (Hyperthennia, fever, shock, dehydration), Diseases of various systems of Ruminants (Digestive system, Respiratory system), Infectious diseases of Animals: Bacterial diseases – HS, BQ, Enterotoxaemia, TB, JD, Anthrax, Brucellosis, Leptospirosis).Viral Diseases- FMD, IBR, Canine Parvo, Canine Distemper, Fungal diseases – Ring W0rm, Aspergillosis. Parasitic diseases -Ascariasis, Fascioliasis, Amphistomiasis, Taenia, Mange. Metabolic & Production diseases- Milk fever, ketosis, downer’s cow syndrome. Nutritional deficiency diseases – Post-Parturicnt haemoglobinuria, Avitaminosis A, E, D, B and deficiencies of Se, Cu, Fe, Co. Diseases of poultry-RD, IBD, Coli septicaemia).

(b) Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics:- Puberty & sexual maturity in male and female animals. estrus cycle animals. Gestation and its various stages. Pregnancy diagnosis in different species of animals. Fertility, sterility and infertility of various nature. Anoestrns and repeat breeding. Specific and nonspecific agents affecting the genital organs of the female. Clinical use of hormones in female fertility management. Breeding and pseudopregnancy in a bitch. Induction and synchronization of oestrns. Assisted reproductive technologies. Types and function of the placenta. Diseases and accidents during gestation. Abortion. Pre and postpartum complications. Uterine torsion and different types of prolapse. Dystocia, Various obstetrical operations. Post pa1tum diseases and complications. Various forms of male infe1tility, its diagnosis and treatment. Impotentia foeundii and potential generated. Artificial
insemination. Various methods of semen collection, storage and shipment and its assessment for determination of semen quality.

(c) Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology:- History of pharmacology and toxicology, scope of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics: absorption, distribution, metabolism of drugs, pharmacodynamics: mechanism of drug action, types of receptors, receptor action, drug interaction, drug development and designing, drugs acting on digestive system, cardiovascular system, urinogenital system, sympathetic and parasympathetic system, neuromuscular blocking agents, ganglionic stimulants and blockers, autacoids: histaminergic and antihistamines, serotonergic and 5-HT blockers, prostaglandins, bradykinins, pharmacology of neurotransmitters, theories of anaesthetics, intravenous, dissociative anaesthetics, local anaesthetics, hypnotics, sedatives, tranquillizers, psychotic drugs, anticonvulsants, opioids, NSAIDs, antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic, anticancer, antiviral, antiprotozoal agents, general toxicology, toxicity of heavy metals, plant poisons, agrochemicals, zootoxins and drugs. Evaluation of toxicity, residual toxicity.

(d) Veterinary Parasitology:- Host-parasitic relationship (Parasitism, Mutualism, Symbiosis, and Commensalism).Different type of host and Parasites. Study of common parasites of ruminants. Fasciolodae, Paramphiistomidae, Schistosomatidae, Moniezia, Taeniidae, Humonchus, Thelazia, Onchocerca, Esophagistomum, Bunostomum, Dirofilaria, Ascaridae, Trypanosomatidae, Eimeriidae, Babesiidae, Theileriidae, Ixodidae. Study of common Parasites of Dog. Echinostomatidae, Taeniidae, Ancylostomatidae, Toxocara, Demodex, Sarcoptes.Study of common Parasites of PoultryProsthogonidae, Syngamidae, Eimeriidae. Control of Gastrointestinal nematodes in ruminants. Control of Arthropods. Common Anthelmentics, Insecticides and their uses.

(e) Veterinary Anatomy:- Gross Anatomy of viscera organs, heart, blood vessels, nervous system, bones of the appendicular skeleton, eye and ear. Gross study of the bones of the appendicular and axial skeleton of Ox/buffalo as type species and comparison of sheep, goat, pig, horse, dog and fowl. Classification and structure of muscles, joints, ligaments and ne1ves of domestic animals. Histology of the visceral organs, lymphatic system and nervous system. Embryology of domestic animals and birds. Development Anatomy of visceral organs. Fatal circulation. Topographic anatomy of the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic visceral organs, ne1ve, locks, auscultation, palpation and percussion, and sites of intramuscular injections in small and large domestic animals.

(f) Veterinary Public Health:- Meat inspection, methods of slaughter, transp01tation of meat animals. Meat prese1vation and Meat-borne diseases. Hygienic processing of milk products, sanitation and sources of contamination of milk. Milk-borne diseases, Bacteriophage and germicidal properties of milk. Objectives, Classification and methods of prevention, control and eradication of zoonotic diseases. Socio-economic condition and human health zoonoses. Sources, quality, contamination and prevention of water. Disposal of sewage, sanitation of animal house. Air pollution, prevention of air and water-borne diseases. Recycling of farm wastes.

(g) Veterinary Surgery and Radiology:- General Surgery and Anaesthesiology: Sterilization, preparation of surgical pack, bandaging, sutures, suturing materials, different knots, wound, fractures, dislocation and other affections of joints, catheterization and haemostasis. Pre-anaesthetics, general anaesthesia and different combinations used in small animal, local and regional anaesthesia, general anaesthesia in a large animal. Radiology. Regional and Clinical Surgery: Types of an X-ray machine, an adaptation of safety measures, use of diagnostic x-ray, radiographic film processing, interpretation, ultrasound. The affection of lip, cheek, tongue, palate, nose, horn, teeth, salivary gland, eye, ear, neck and oesophagus. Regional and Clinical Surgery-II and Lameness: Surgical approach to thorax, abdomen, urogenital system. Hernia and its treatment. The affection of limbs, hoof and foot. Lameness, soundness certificate and physiotherapy

(h) Veterinary Pathology:- Causes of diseases, haemodynamic derangements, cellular degeneration and necrosis, apoptosis, gangrene, calcification, jaundice, growth disturbances, inflammation, wound healing, autoimmune diseases, neoplasms and their classification including benign and malignant tumours. Pathological changes in digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, haemopoietic, urinary, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems, skin, eye and ear. Pathology of viral diseases like Foot and Mouth disease, PPR, Rabies, Canine distemper, Infectious canine hepatitis, Canine parvovirus, etc, Bacterial diseases like Tuberculosis, Johnes disease., anthrax, clostridial diseases, pasteurellosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis and colibacillosis etc, mycoplasma diseases, fungal diseases, helminthic and protozoan diseases, nutritional and metabolic diseases involving carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins metabolism; Toxicosis. Pathology of bacterial, viral, mycoplasmal, parasitic, fungal, nutritional diseases and vices of poultry.

(i) Veterinary Microbiology:- Hist01y of Microbiology, Classification and nomenclature of bacteria, Pathogenicity, Virulence and infection, Resistance and susceptibility of the host, Bacterial genetics, Plasmids, Antibiotic resistance. General prope11ies, Replication, Cultivation and Purification of viruses. CellVirus interactions, Viral genetics, Interferon. The immune system, Development of humoral and cellular immune responses, Antigens, Antibodies, Major histocompatibility complex, Serological reactions. Autoimmunity and immunotolerance. Immunization of animals, Biologicals. Pathogenicity and diagnosis of bacterial and fungal diseases caused by Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Bacillus, Clostridium, Mycobacterium, Enterobacteriaceae, (E,coli, Salmonella, Yersinia, Klebsiella and Proteus), Campylobacter, Brucella, Pasteurella and Pseudomonas, Listeria, Actinobacillus, Actinomyces, Arcanobacterium and Corynebacterium, Dermatophilus, Fungi: Dermatophytes, Rhinosporidium, Candida, Mycotic mastitis and abortion, Mycotoxicoses. Various families of DNA and RNA viruses causing diseases in livestock and poultry, laboratory diagnostic techniques, immunity to viral infections.

Syllabus: Paper-II (Animal Science)

(a) Veterinary Physiology:- Properties of blood as body fluid, Anaemia, Immunogenic functions of leukocytes, Blood coagulation, Cardiac cycle, Regulation of cardiac output, ECG and its interpretations, Haemodynamics and Circulatory shock, Role of kidney in body homeostasis, Neuromuscular junction, Excitation – contraction coupling, Mechanism of muscle contraction, General organization of Nervous system, Propagation of impulse, Mechanism of synaptic transmission, Sensory receptors, Sense organs, Digestion in monogastric and imminent animals, Mechanism of breathing, Transport of blood gasses, Respiration in birds, Endocrine control of body functions, Role of hypothalamus – hypophysial axis on endocrine control, Feedback mechanism of hormone secretion, Male and female reproductive hormones, Endocrine control of male and female reproductive life, Mechanism of heat and cold adaptation in domestic animals.

(b) Veterinary Biochemistry:- Study of chemistry, properties, and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and nucleic acids. Enzyme – Definition prope1ties, factors affecting enzyme catalysis kinetics, inhibition and regulation. Study of Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Electron transport chain, energy metabolism in domestic animals. Principles of DNA recombinant technology, Embryo Transfer Technology(ETT), monoclonal antibodies. Biochemistry of hormones, source, and biochemical function. Biochemistry of blood and other body fluids. Role of Blood sugar, ketone bodies, proteins, enzymes, BUN in disease diagnosis. Biochemistry of respiration, renal function, detoxification in the body.

(c) Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension:- Philosophy, Principles of Extension Education. Extension teaching methods, Adoption, and diffusion of livestock innovations. Leadership and role of leaders in livestock development. Extension Communication. Farming system and farming type. Livestock and livestock products marketing. Social change Social groups. Social transformation in relation to animal rearing. Animal Husbandry program, planning, and evaluation. Panchayati Raj Institutions. Animal Husbandry Development Programmes. Information communication technologies. Gleaming. Information kiosks. Economics -wants, goods, wealth, utility, price, value, real and money income. Factors of production. Demand projections of livestock produce. Consumer behaviour, demand. supply and price determination. Marketing of livestock, and perishable and nonperishable livestock products. marketing channels,  cattle fairs. Import and export of animal and animal products. Resource Management. Book keeping. Economics of a dairy unit, poultry, piggery, sheep and goat units. Livestock Entrepreneurship.

(d) Animal Nutrition:- Measure of feed energy, partitioning of feed energy. Energy and protein requirement for maintenance, growth, pregnancy, lactation, egg, wool and meat production, evaluation of protein quality for ruminants and non-ruminants. Non-protein nitrogen utilization in ruminants diets. Imp01iance of minerals and vitamins in health and production, their requirement and supplementation in the feed. Feed additives in rations of livestock and poultry. Preparation and conservation of fodder through hay and silage. Anti-nutritional and toxic factors present in different feedstuffs, Digestibility trials- direct, indirect and indicator methods. Feeding standard: their merits and demerit. Balanced ration and formulation of ration. Feeding of dairy cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goat in maintenance, growth, production and reproduction. Feeding of swine and poultry. Feeding of lab animals (rat, guinea pigs and rabbits). Feeding during scarcity and natural calamities.

(e) Livestock Products Technology:- Composition of milk, properties & factors affecting milk composition. Clean milk production, packaging of milk. Preparation of milk products and utilization of By-products. Construction of slaughterhouse and its sanitation. Pre-slaughter care, transporting, Antemortem and post mortem examination, slaughtering and dressing techniques of food animals. Utilization of slaughterhouse by-products and organic wastes. Structure, composition and nutritive value of meat, poultry and egg. Different preservation techniques of meat and egg. Eating quality attributes sens01y evaluation and preparation of diff meat products. Meat Food products order, meat cutting and packaging.

(f) Livestock Production Management:- Common animal husbandry terms, Livestock Production Systems, transport of livestock, organic livestock production. important breeds, feeding and management practices of calves, heifers, pregnant, lactating, dry, bulls and bullocks. Draughtability of cattle & buffalo. Housing systems. Factors affecting the quality and quantity of milk production. Clean milk production. Economics of dairy farming. Sheep & goat population and breeds. Feeding and management, housing systems. Judging of cattle buffalo. Importance of grasslands and fodders in livestock production. Classification of fodder crops. Silage and haymaking. Swine management. Dentition and ageing of horses. Handling, restraining, care and routine management of equines including grooming, saddling and exercise. Feeding routine for the horse. Vices of horses. Doping and its detection. Care and management of mice, rats and guinea pigs. And their feeding. SPF and germ-free laboratory animals. Overview of Indian Poultry Indust1y. Classification of poultry, common breeds of poultry including duck, quail, turkey & guinea fowl and their descriptions and their management. The backyard and semi-intensive systems of rearing. Common poultry diseases. Vaccination schedule. Biosecurity measures in poultry farms, vices of poultry.

(g) Animal Genetics & Breeding:- Hist01y of Genetics, Chromosome numbers and types in livestock and poultry, Mendelian principles, gene interaction; multiple alleles; lethal; sex-linked, sex-limited and sex influenced traits; linkage and crossing over, Mutation, Chromosomal aberrations; Quantitative inheritance. Gene and genotypic frequency, Hardy-Weinberg law, Components of phenotypic and genotypic variance; Concept of genotype and environment interaction, Heritability, repeatability, genetic and phenotypic correlations. Classification of breeds; Economic characters of livestock and poultry, Basis of selection, Response to the selection, Methods of selection, Selection for combining ability, sire evaluation, field progeny testing, Inbreeding, its merits and demerits, outbreeding; crossbreeding, heterosis, open nucleus breeding system (ONBS), Conservation of germplasm, Current livestock and poulh·y breeding programmes in the state and country.

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