Course code VET350

VET350 Basic Animal Husbandry

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2020 - 2021 .

Course responsible: Helene Ween
Teachers: Nicole Frost Nyquist, Marit Stormoen, Kari Birgit Nymoen, Dagny Nina Fjerdingby, Haakon Aaen, Mona Kristin Nordberg Philippsen, Hilde Myrvold, Erik Georg Granquist, Ane Mohn Bjelland, Camilla Kielland
ECTS credits: 4
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Starts fall and continues over three semesters
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2021H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course will give an introduction to the basic needs and environment of the most common domestic animals.  
Learning outcome:

After the course the student should be able to:

  •      Describe the basic welfare needs of animals and mention important environmental factors that influence animal welfare and health
  •      Explain the importance of infection control
  •      Describe the main livestock productions / uses
  •      Describe feed ingredients and show an example of a ration
  •      Explain important events in the animal's life and draw annual or life cycles
  •      Mention veterinary duties in the various animal husbandries
  •      Apply biosecurity measures
  •      Handle animals and equipment safely
  •      Make simple observations of the animals and their environment and reflect on the importance for welfare and health
  •      Act professionally as a veterinary student
  •      Show respect for animals and their owners
  •      Follow guidelines on campus and other sites
  •      Be active and collaborate with  other students
Learning activities:
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Mandatory activities are morning duties, rotations and the assignment for "My cow" In the absence of morning duties and rotations, the student must organize a similar visit and submit a short report according to template

Husbandry practice (4 weeks)


There is no written exam in the subject.

  • Mandatory attendance at morning duties and rotations
  • Mandatory assignments on the rotation days and hand-in assignments for "My cow"
  • Student evaluation form for the rotations (behavior, collaboration skills, handling animals and practical biosecurity measures are evaluated)
  • Mandatory attendance at husbandry practice
Examination details: Langsgående vurdering: Passed / Failed