HET203 Animal welfare

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Inger Lise Andersen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:Min 12, max 48.

Course frequency:Anually

Nominal workload:125 hours

Teaching and exam period:January block

About this course

This course addresses the Norwegian Animal Welfare Act and the national animal welfare regulations for our main farm animals; pigs, poultry, cattle, sheep and goat. The animal welfare challenges for these animal species in commercial herds are emphasized. The course provides both the theoretical framework for animal welfare and practical exercises in commercial herds.

Learning outcome

The students will be able to explain and define central terms within animal welfare. Further, they will gain experience of doing assessments of animal welfare out in commercial herds and to use this knowledge to point out measures that can improve the welfare of the animals.
  • The course comprises lectures, group assignments and group discussions on animal welfare. The students will do assessments of animal welfare in commercial herds with pigs, cattle and poultry.
  • Teachers are available for questions about the subject. For the practical exercises, a teacher will supervise each group. Lecture materials is placed in Canvas.
  • HFX132 and HET201
  • Group assignment: A - E / F

  • Participation in group assignments for animal welfare assessments in commercial herds.
  • Bachelorstudents in Animal Science
  • HET201- Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare - 10 ECTS
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)