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Mathematical modelling in animal nutrition.

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The primary purpose of each of the subsequent chapters of this book is to promulgate quantitative approaches concerned with elucidating mechanisms in a particular area of the nutrition of ruminants, pigs, poultry, fish or pets. Given the diverse scientific backgrounds of the contributors of each chapter (the chapters in the book are arranged according to subject area), the imposition of a rigid fo...

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Chapter 21 (Page no: 462)

Integrated approaches to evaluate nutritional strategies for dairy cows.

This chapter discusses the possibility of applying more integrated approaches when evaluating nutritional strategies for dairy cows, simultaneously in detail and from several aspects. The different levels of aggregation that may be covered by models are shown. Primarily, the chapter handles the integration of details at the sub-cow level to the cow level and explains several physiological aspects and consequences of nutrition strategies for dairy cows. However, a nutritional strategy that appears more successful at the cow level does not necessarily need to be more successful at the level of the whole farming system, including forage production, import of concentrates and production and application of manure. For this reason, a limited attempt has been made at integration with other aspects of the whole farming system.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Mathematical modelling in animal nutrition - introduction. Author(s): France, J. Kebreab, E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Linear models for determining digestibility. Author(s): Dhanoa, M. S. López, S. France, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 47) Non-linear functions in animal nutrition. Author(s): López, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 89) Interesting simple dynamic growth models. Author(s): Thornley, J. H. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 121) The dilemma in models of intake regulation: mechanistic or empirical. Author(s): Poppi, D. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 142) Models to measure and interpret exchange of metabolites across the capillary bed of intact organs. Author(s): Cant, J. P. Qiao, F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 170) Modelling protozoal metabolism and volatile fatty acid production in the rumen. Author(s): Dijkstra, J. Kebreab, E. France, J. Bannink, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 189) Modelling methane emissions from farm livestock. Author(s): Mills, J. A. N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 204) Supporting measurements required for evaluation of greenhouse gas emission models for enteric fermentation and stored animal manure. Author(s): Wagner-Riddle, C. Kebreab, E. France, J. Rapai, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 225) Data capture: development of a mobile open-circuit ventilated hood system for measuring real-time gaseous emissions in cattle. Author(s): Odongo, N. E. Al-Zahal, O. Las, J. E. Kramer, A. Kerrigan, B. Kebreab, E. France, J. McBride, B. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 241) Efficiency of amino acid utilization in simple-stomached animals and humans - a modelling approach. Author(s): Moughan, P. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 254) Compartmental models of protein turnover to resolve isotope dilution data. Author(s): Crompton, L. A. France, J. Dias, R. S. Kebreab, E. Hanigan, M. D.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 295) Assessment of protein and amino acid requirements in adult mammals, with specific focus on cats, dogs and rabbits. Author(s): Shoveller, A. K. Atkinson, J. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 316) Mathematical representation of the partitioning of retained energy in the growing pig. Author(s): Lange, C. F. M. de Morel, P. C. H. Birkett, S. H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 339) Aspects of energy metabolism and energy partitioning in broiler chickens. Author(s): Lopez, G. Leeson, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 353) Modelling phosphorus metabolism. Author(s): Kebreab, E. Vitti, D. M. S. S. Odongo, N. E. Dias, R. S. Crompton, L. A. France, J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 370) Methodological considerations for measuring phosphorus utilization in pigs. Author(s): Fan, M. Z. Shen, Y. Yin, Y. L. Wang, Z. R. Wang, Z. Y. Li, T. J. Rideout, T. C. Huang, R. L. Archbold, T. Yang, C. B. Wang, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 398) The prediction of the consequences of pathogen challenges on the performance of growing pigs. Author(s): Kyriazakis, I. Sandberg, F. B. Brindle, W.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 419) Factors regulating feed efficiency and nutrient utilization in beef cattle. Author(s): Swanson, K. Miller, S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 442) Models of nutrient utilization by fish and potential applications for fish culture operations. Author(s): Bureau, D. P. Hua, K.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 485) Modelling lactation potential in an animal model. Author(s): Hanigan, M. D. Palliser, C. C. Rius, A. G.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 507) The diary of Molly. Author(s): Baldwin, R. L.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 526) Modelling sugarcane utilization by dairy cows in the tropics. Author(s): Assis, A. G. Campos, O. F. Dijkstra, J. Kebreab, E. France, J.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 544) Simulation exercises for animal science MSc students: rumen digestion and pig growth. Author(s): Gerritis, W. J. J. Kebreab, E. Kramer, M. R. Dijkstra, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Division Nutrition and Food, Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University Research Centre, Lelystad, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933548
  • Record Number
  • 20083163661