Course code HET210

HET210 Farm Animal Environment I

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Course responsible: Knut Egil Bøe
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
The minimum number of students is 6.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Last time: 2020V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
In the first part of the course there are lectures and calculation exercises on the topics of animal thermoregulation, climate requirements and calculations on ventilation needs. Different ventilation systems and relevant measuring equipment are dealt with. Finally, climate measurements are made in practical herds. Thereafter, buildings and housing systems used for the various farm animal species will be covered in lectures, excursions and group work as well as presentations by representatives from various manufacturers.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course, the students should have basic knowledge about animal thermoregulation and their climatic demand. They should also be able to calculate the heat and moisture production of animals. In addition, they should be able to work out maximum and minimum ventilation and calculate the heat balance in a closed building. The students are to be familiar with various types of ventilation systems, how they work and how the system is regulated to achieve a satisfactory climate. In addition, the students are to have basic knowledge of the physical environment requirements of the farm animal species cattle, pigs, small ruminants, poultry, horses and fur animals and how different environmental factors influence their behaviour, health and welfare. In addition, they are to have an overview over housing systems and the buildings used for these farm animal species.
Learning activities:
The course is a combination of lectures on the most important topics, practice exercises including calculation exercises, group work on climate measurements in farm animal rooms, colloquia where the teacher is present and excursions.
Teaching support:
The person responsible for the course will, during the entire teaching period, be available at fixed times within the office hours.
Lilleng, H., 1987: Husdyrromklima.
HFX130D Husdyretologi. HET201 Applied ethology and Animal welfare.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Reports on animal thermal environment and ventilation are compulsory. 
Three hours written exam.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: normally 4 hours per week, but there will be periods of exercises and group assignments.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått