2022 WASSCE: Animal Husbandry Practical Revision Questions And Answers

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The West African examination Council (WAEC) has released the Animal Husbandry practical specimen to schools in preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2022.

The purpose of this revision is to give candidates an insight of questions to expect from the practical specimens during the main examination scheduled to hold on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

Animal Husbandry Practical Revision

(1a)  Identify Specimen A, B, and C

A – Fresh Centrosema Plant
B – Fresh Guinea Grass
C – Palm Oil

(1b) Method of dispersal of specimen A and B

A – Man, animal
B – Animal, wind, water

(1c) Botanical name of specimen A, B and C

A – Centrosema pubescens
B – Panicum maximum
C – Elaeis guineensis

(1d) Method of propagation of specimen A and B

A – Seed
B – Seed

(1e) Methods of preserving specimen B

(i) Silage
(ii) Hag

(1f) Characteristics of specimen A

(i) Vigorous and aggressive growing legume
(ii) Creeping and twining plant
(iii) Drought resistant
(iv) Leafy perennial and shade

(1g) Management practices to improve a pasture

(i) Reseeding
(ii) Irrigation
(iv) Weed control
(v) Fertilizer application

(2a) Identify Specimen D, E and F

D – Hoof
E – Horn
F – Feather

(2b) Which animal can specimen D, E and F be gotten from respectively

(i) D – It can be gotten from a Horse
(ii) E – It can be gotten from a Goat, Cow, Ram
(iii) F – It can be gotten from Broilers, Guinea, Fowl, Qual, Duck

(2c) Economic importance of specimen D, E and F to man

D – Hoof
(i) It is used in the manufacture of poultry feed and pet food
(ii) It is used in the production of glue and lubricants
(iii) It is used in the production of plates and buttons

E – Horn
(i)  It is used as raw material for making knives
(ii) It is used in the production of fertilizers
(iii) It is used in the manufacture of belt heads

F – Feather
(i) It is used for decorative purposes such as feather fans
(ii) It is used in the manufacture of pillows and beds
(iii) It is used in furniture and toy production

(2d) Economic importance of specimen D, E and F to animal

D – Hoof
(i) It is used to support the weight of the animal.
(ii) It is used for protecting the tissue and bond
(iii) It is used for providing traction for the animal

E – Horn
(i) It is used as defence from predators
(ii) It is used as a tool in overpowering members of the species
(iii) It is used to establish territory for feeding or mating

F – Feather
(i) It is used for regulation or maintenance of body temperature
(ii) It is used for defence and protection from bruises
(iii) It is used for communication and mating
(iv) It is used for flight and movement

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(3a) Identify specimen G, H, I, and J

G – Common salt
H – Maize grains
I – Powdered milk
J – Groundnut cake

(3b) Uses of specimen G

(i) It maintains the mineral balance of the animal at the right level
(ii) It keeps the livestock healthy
(iii) It contains trace elements

(3c) Animals that feed on specimen H

(i) Chicken
(ii) Pig
(iii) Cattle
(iv) Guinea fowl

(3d) Products of specimen I

(i) Cheese
(ii) Butter
(iii) Yoghurt
(iv) Ice-cream

(3e) Ways of preserving specimen I from contamination

(i) By storing it in a tightly covered container
(ii) By maintaining proper packaging
(iii) By sealing it in an opaque container

(3f) Sources of contamination of specimen I

(i) Animal
(ii) Physical agents
(iii) Milking utensils

(4a) Identify specimen K and L

K – Water
L – Restraining rope

(4b) Importance of specimen K to the animal

(i) It is vital for faecal excretion
(ii) It is used in homeostasis in animals’ body
(iii) It aids in the digestion of food and feeds
(iv) It helps in the regulation of body temperature
(v) It is required for metabolic reactions  in an animal’s body

(4c) Importance of specimen L

(i) It reduces stress for the animal
(ii) It ensures safety of the handler
(iii) It eases the handling of the animal
(iv) It restricts the animal action or motion

(4d) Methods of preparing specimen J

(i) Crush the groundnut seeds
(ii) Sun-dry the crushed seeds
(iii) Roast the crushed seeds
(iv) Pack in bags.

Recommended Links:

1. WAEC Questions And Answers

2. WAEC Final Examination Timetable

3. WAEC Practical Specimen Instructions

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