Course code HET212

HET212 Thermoregulation in farm animals and ventilation in animal housing

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Course responsible: Knut Egil Bøe
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 6 students
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2020H
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. There will be excursions to herds with different ventilation systems. Finally, climate measurements are to be made in commercial herds.
Learning outcome:
The students should after completing the course 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. 
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.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation in excursions, reports on animal thermal environment and ventilation are compulsory

One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått

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Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures: normally 2 hours per week, but there will be periods of exercises and group assignments.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F