Course responsible:Knut Egil Bøe
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Limits of class size:Minimum 6 students
Nominal workload:125 hours
Teaching and exam period:Spring parallel
About this course
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.
One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått
B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
- Researcher Grete H.M. Jørgensen, NIBIO
- Participation in excursions, reports on animal thermal environment and ventilation are compulsory
- Lectures: normally 2 hours per week, but there will be periods of exercises and group assignments.
- Letter grades