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Aquaculture, poultry and pig production

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Additional course evaluations for HV0159

Academic year 2020/2021

Aquaculture, poultry and pig production (HV0159-30081) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Aquaculture, poultry and pig production (HV0159-30229) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Aquaculture, poultry and pig production (HV0159-30194) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

HV0159 Aquaculture, poultry and pig production, 15.0 Credits

Animalieproduktion – akvakultur, fjäderfä och gris

Syllabus approved



Animal science Agricultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Poultry 5.00 1002
Aquaculture 5.00 1003
Pig 5.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge



The course aims to provide the student with deeper knowledge in production systems for aquaculture, poultry and pigs, based on conditions prevailing in Sweden. The course focuses on production of meat from fish, chickens and pigs, and egg production. The student is trained in problem solving and in formulating recommendations for feeding, breeding and management in different production systems for the species in focus.

After the course the student should be able to:
- describe the importance of aquaculture, poultry and pig production for food supply and for the society, and trends for future animal husbandry and production - with a global outlook but with main focus on Sweden,
- analyze production systems with fish, chicken, layers and pigs with focus on efficiency, factors of profitability, reproduction, animal health and animal protection,
- formulate recommendations for feeding and optimize well adjusted feed compositions based on nutritional requirements, available feed stuffs and economy, for the species in focus,
- describe management routines in different production systems in aquaculture, poultry and pig production, show knowledge of key production figures and describe suitable adjustments in various situations,
- account for breeding goals and breeding programs for species in focus, and suggest means for genetic progress in traits of importance for production, reproduction and health,
- summarize methods for transport, euthanization and slaughter for species in focus, and the impact on animal welfare,
- give an overview of preventive measures for health and disease transmission, and common production diseases for species in focus,
- give an overview of factors of importance for the quality of meat and eggs,
- account for the most common housing systems, animal flow and technical solutions applied in productions systems for species in focus,
- give an overview of the long run sustainability in different production systems and give examples of measures for improvement.


This course focuses on production of meat from fish, chicken and pigs and production of eggs, with emphasis on sustainability in production systems, and efficiency, animal health, animal protection, fertility, technique, housing, economy and environmental effects. The course covers production systems for species in focus, in Sweden and in relation to other countries. Less commonly used species in aquaculture and poultry production in Sweden, are also considered.

The course includes lectures, group exercises, peer learning and farm visits.

Compulsory activities are for example exercises, seminars, dissections, group activities and farm visits. The course provides students’ opportunity for training of the general competences problem solving and feed formulation.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written and oral examination. Passed participation in compulsory course modules.

  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Costs for study visits may apply.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Replaces: HV0060, HV0088

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Animal Science Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Animal science Agricultural science
Course code: HV0159 Application code: SLU-30012 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%