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2015 Avian Bowl Study Questions:

  1.  What is the name for the functional units of the kidney? 
  2.  Which breed from the Continental Class has a German name but is thought to have originated in Holland? 
  3. What watt bulb provides adequate light for 200 sq. ft. (18 square meters) of floor space?
  4. Who is T. Schjelderup-Ebbe and what did he discover? 
  5. What is gnotobiotics the study of?
    A. germs and viruses effects on genetics
    B. organisms raised in germ-free conditions
    C. the infection rate of new pathogens
    D. organisms immunological response to viruses
  6. When brooding poults, what is the rule of thumb with regard to reducing the temperature on weekly basis? 
  7. What is the difference between mammal and bird red blood cells?
  8. _____ _____ is a bacteria-resistant solution of sodium silicate and was used as one method of egg preservation. 
  9. Check your local _____ regulations before starting to raise turkeys as some towns prohibit keeping poultry.  
  10. What animal has long been used to determine the vitamin content of foods?
    A. horses
    B. chicks
    C. pigs
    D. dogs
  11. This person is known as the father of genetics.  
  12. T. Schjelderup-Ebbe provided the first scientific observation of social _____ in animal in 1935. 
  13. Other than anthrax, what disease did Louis Pasteur work with? Hint, it was a poultry disease.
    A. Infectious bronchitis
    B. Fowl cholera
    C. Avian Influenza
    D. Salmonella
  14. Henrik Dam found that chicks fed a diet that was deficient in a certain nutrient did not have good blood clotting capabilities. Why then was the vitamin he discovered named K? 
  15. In the Continental Class, a spangle variety may be found in this breed.
    A. Polish
    B. Faverolle
    C. Campine
    D. Hamburg
  16. What breed of chicken was developed in Cuba? 
  17. Feathers that curl back toward the head is the remarkable trait for the _____breed of chicken. 
  18. The definition of this term is very broad. It is a functioning unit of the anatomy, such as the skeletal, muscular, glandular, respiratory, and digestive.
    A. Testes
    B. Amnion
    C. System
    D. Vitamin
  19. Which breed of chicken was discovered in South America?
    A. Turkens
    B. Ameraucanas
    C. La Fleche
    D. Araucanas
  20. What is the most commonly raised commercial variety of turkey?
    A. Bronze
    B. Bourbon Red
    C. Narragansett
    D. Large White

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Avian Bowl Practice Events:

  • March 21, 2015 - Charles County Fairgrounds
  • March 28, 2015 - Delmarva Poultry Fanciers Show, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, DE
  • May 23, 2015  - 9am - University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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It's Avian Bowl Time!  These questions are taken from the 2015 Avian Bowl Manual Sections:

  • Avian systems (All): pages 35-43
  • Small turkey flock management: pages 45-53
  • Breeds, Varieties and Strains (Continental and AOSB): pages 77-80
  • Eggcyclopedia (Pickled eggs - Yolk): pages 139-150
  • Raising your home chicken flock: pages 151-161
  • Factsheet: Contribution of poultry to the development of science (All): pages 169-170
  • Embryology (Glossary): pages 193-195

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