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
Limits of class size:
Minimum 6 students
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2020H
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.
The student should have knowledge about thermoregulation in farm aninmals and their climatic demands. They should also have knowledge about the heat production and moisture production and the need for additional heating and different types of ventilation systems used for farm animals.
The studenten should be able to calculate heat- and moisture production, maximum and minimum ventilation volumes and heat balance and the need for additional heating in rooms for animals.
The student should understand thermoregulation in farm animals and their thermoregulatory behaviour
The student should understand how the air exchange rate and the air quality influence both production and welfare in farm animals
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.
The person responsible for the course will, during the entire teaching period, be available at fixed times within the office hours.
Notes from the lectures can be found on Canvas
Participation in excursions, reports on animal thermal environment and ventilation are compulsory
One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått
B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Type of course:
Lectures: normally 2 hours per week, but there will be periods of exercises and group assignments.
Researcher Grete H.M. Jørgensen, NIBIO
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F