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Poultry Disease Surveillance for AFRIVIP Question and Answers - 30 Sep 2014

Questions for the article

1.       In animal health, surveillance is deemed important because: c


a.       It gives the veterinarians something to do


b.      It improves veterinarians remuneration


c.       It makes early detection and control of diseases possible


d.      It makes animal health officials more responsible and accountable


e.      It gives the veterinarians a good name in the communities

2.       Active disease surveillance can be differentiated from passive surveillance as it: d


a.       Requires a lot more people to conduct


b.      Can only be initiated by the Chief State Veterinarians


c.       Requires animal owner consent


d.      It is purposeful and comprehensive


e.      Can only be done on specific diseases


3.       For any farming industry, it is important to know the geographic locations of the farming establishments   


a.       To correctly identify the samples


b.      To mobilise the available resources effectively


c.       To prevent farms from moving into the city


d.      To let the neighbours of the farms know about the farm


e.      To send students for training


4.       The following two strains of Avian Influenza have the most trade sensitivity c


a.       H2 and H8


b.      H1 and H6


c.       H5 and H7


d.      H2 and H4


e.      H3 and H9


5.       Routine surveillance for Avian Influenza is important in order to: b


a.       Send samples to an international laboratory


b.      Demonstrate freedom from highly pathogenic avian influenza


c.       Produce a comprehensive set of papers for peer review and publishing


d.      Make the poultry meat sold in the supermarkets safe to eat


e.      Ensure that the Minister knows about the farmers who are not testing


6.       Which two bacteria are included in the surveillance list of poultry  food-borne diseases: c


a.       Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium jejuni


b.      Pasteurella multocida and Coryza


c.       Campylobacter spp and Listeria spp


d.      Ornithobacterium spp and Coryza


e.      Staphyloccocus spp and Streptococcus spp


7.       Countries need to produce enough produce to ensure food security, however the food must also be: a


a.       Safe


b.      Palatable


c.       Non-sticky


d.      Succulent


e.      Full of flavour


8.       Which Mycoplasma plays a primary role in the onset and progression of the Chronic Respiratory Syndrome in poultry: e


a.      Mycoplasma hyopneumonia


b.      Mycoplasma meleagridis


c.       Mycoplasma iowae


d.      Mycoplasma hominis


e.       Mycoplasma gallisepticum


9.       Which Mycoplasma will produce severe leg problems in poultry d


a.      Mycoplasma hyopneumonia


b.      Mycoplasma meleagridis


c.       Mycoplasma iowae


d.      Mycoplasma synoviae


e.       Mycoplasma gallisepticum


10.   This poultry viral disease is considered one of the most trade sensitive diseases that requires regular testing: e


a.       Infectious bronchitis


b.      Infectious bursal disease


c.       Egg drop syndrome


d.      Inclusion body hepatitis


e.      Newcastle disease

By: Dr. Charlotte Nkuna

State Veterinary Contact
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