HFH255 Equine Science
There may be changes to the course due to to corona restrictions. See Canvas and StudentWeb for info.
Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .
Course responsible: Rasmus Bovbjerg Jensen
Teachers: Odd Vangen, Inger Lise Andersen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
If less than 8 students, course plan might be changed
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2019H
An interdisciplinary course on equine science from a national and international perspective. The course will provide the student with basic knowledge on breeding, nutrition and ethology. The course will also include topics like training and performance, reproduction, diseases and health, law and research related to equine science.
- Understand breeding and the challenges related to conservation of the Norwegian, and other international, horse breeds
- Understand genetic traits, and the relationship between breeds and their use
- Understand the digestive system of horses and nutrient digestion
- Understand the origin of horses, basic behavior and welfare
- Understand horse signals and communication and how to use this for assessing horse welfare
- Understand horse behavior and its relation to the environment and use of horses
After the course, the students will have in-depth knowledge on equine science, and the student will have the skills to redefine existing knowledge, so that they can evaluate possibilities, constraints and consequences when using horses for different purposes.
The students will have competences and skills so that they can solve practical challenges related to the use of horses, and they can implement knowledge into practice and innovation, and use their knowledge to communicate with relevant stake holders in the equine industry
The course includes lectures, exercises, project, digital group presentations, excursions, and project work. The project is an individual interdisciplinary project examining an relevant challenged from two or more sides related to the course
Course responsible can be contacted on email. Relevant literature for all topics will be available on Canvas.
Individual and group supervision by teachers
PowerPoint presentations and relevant literature will be available at Canvas
HFX132 or similar
Presentation and handing in interdisciplinary project
Reduction of credits:
HFH200, HFH223, HFH224
If the student has 1 of the courses ECTS is reduced with 3. If two ECTS is reduced with 5.
Type of course:
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / F