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Cover for Production efficiency of ruminants: feed, nitrogen and methane.

This chapter discusses the production efficiency of ruminants, particularly cattle, in relation to feeds, nitrogen excretion and methane emission. Focus is given on the production efficiency of cattle, primarily that of dairy cattle, at the animal level. Improvements in production efficiency are...

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; France, J.; Ellis, J. L.; Strathe, A. B.; Kebreab, E.; Bannink, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Kinetic models for the study of phosphorus metabolism in ruminants and monogastrics.

This chapter describes the use of the isotope dilution technique and models to study phosphorus metabolism in livestock.

Author(s)
France, J.; Dias, R. S.; Kebreab, E.; Vitti, D. M. S. S.; Crompton, L. A.; Lopez, S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Simulation exercises for animal science MSc students: rumen digestion and pig growth.

The objective of this chapter is to provide two complete teaching modules for MSc students of animal science (in Wageningen University, The Netherlands) with minimal background in modelling, but knowledge in animal nutrition at the BSc level. In working through the first module, students will...

Author(s)
Gerritis, W. J. J.; Kebreab, E.; Kramer, M. R.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling sugarcane utilization by dairy cows in the tropics.

Discussions on the use of sugarcane, either as a whole plant or in the form of sugar processing byproduct, as a source of forage for cattle in Brazil are presented. Focus is given on the influence of sugarcane feeding on dairy cattle performance.

Author(s)
Assis, A. G.; Campos, O. F.; Dijkstra, J.; Kebreab, E.; France, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The diary of Molly.

A discussion on the development and creation of a predictive model for lactation potential (Molly) which is able to describe the effects of nutrition and animal factors on milk yield and dairy performance in general, is presented.

Author(s)
Baldwin, R. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling lactation potential in an animal model.

The efforts that have been undertaken to develop prediction models capable of describing the effects of nutrition and animal factors on milk and milk component yields are reviewed. The general principles behind these prediction models, including the problems encountered when using them are...

Author(s)
Hanigan, M. D.; Palliser, C. C.; Rius, A. G.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Bannink, A.; Reijs, J. W.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Models of nutrient utilization by fish and potential applications for fish culture operations.

This chapter reviews some of the challenges facing fish culture operations and potential model applications. Recent work on the development of practical bioenergetic and elemental mass balance models is reviewed. Limitations of the current approaches and models are reviewed and the need to develop...

Author(s)
Bureau, D. P.; Hua, K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Factors regulating feed efficiency and nutrient utilization in beef cattle.

Approaches used to measure feed efficiency and nutrient utilization in beef cattle are reviewed; also, the potential regulatory factors important in regulating efficiency and the potential approaches to improve the efficiency of nutrient utilization in beef cattle are described and discussed.

Author(s)
Swanson, K.; Miller, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The prediction of the consequences of pathogen challenges on the performance of growing pigs.

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a general framework that will enable progress to be made in our ability to predict pig performance in the presence of infectious stressors. Focus is given on subclinical infection, i.e. infection that does not lead to clear signs of disease other than a...

Author(s)
Kyriazakis, I.; Sandberg, F. B.; Brindle, W.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter

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