Course code HFX306

HFX306 Feeding and Production Diseases in Cattle

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Course responsible: Harald Volden
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Max 20 students.

If less than 10 students the course will not be given.

Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Preferential right:
Students in Animal Science and students in Veterinary Medicine.
Course contents:
The course will be given as a combination of lectures and assignments. The following feeding-related diseases will be treated: indigestions, ketosis, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia and diseases related to micro minerals.
Learning outcome:
The aim of the course it to give students basic knowledge in feeding-related production diseases in cattle and how to diagnosticate these. The students are to gain skills in the evaluation of different strategies to prevent feed-related production diseases by using a new analytical and feed planning tool. The course is arranged in collaboration between ProdMed and IHA, and the students will learn to utilize the comparative competence.
Learning activities:
-The teaching is carried out as a combination of lectures and exercises. The purpose of the exercises is to link theoretical and practical issues together. Through the exercise assignment, students will find relevant literature to answer the assignment and use a computer tool to simulate problems related to the assignments.
Teaching support:
-Students will be followed up through plenary discussions or group review of the exercises
HFX201, HFE200
Recommended prerequisites:
HFX255, HFE205
Mandatory activity:
Semester assignment. Pass / fail.
Nominal workload:
125 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
App. 50:50 distribution between lectures and assignments.
Deadline for withdrawal is 15. December. Compulsory attendance first day.
Examination details: Term paper: Passed / Not Passed