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Cover for Linear models for determining digestibility.

A brief overview of linear regression is presented in this chapter, followed by an appraisal examining the use of linear models to estimate digestibility, one of the main components of the nutritive value of feedstuffs, and hence one of the most studied variables in quantitative animal nutrition.

Author(s)
Dhanoa, M. S.; López, S.; France, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Models to interpret degradation profiles obtained from <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> incubation of ruminant feeds.

Degradation kinetic parameters are usually estimated from degradation profiles obtained using the polyester bag technique or the gas production technique. Models to describe either in situ disappearance curves or gas production profiles were derived from first principles by considering simple...

Author(s)
López, S.; France, J.; Dijkstra, J.; Dhanoa, M. S.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Functions for microbial growth.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of several mathematical functions for describing microbial growth curves. The functions considered were three-phase linear, logistic, Gompertz, Richards, Weibull and Baranyi. One data-set was used, comprising 34 curves stemming from viable count ...

Author(s)
López, S.; Prieto, M.; Dijkstra, J.; Kebreab, E.; Dhanoa, M. S.; France, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper