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Cover for Empirical modelling through meta-analysis vs mechanistic modelling.

During the 1980s numerous papers had underlined that a mechanistic model would be more appropriate than an empirical one to understand and simulate animal responses to diets. The major criticism against empirical models was the strong limitation of their possibilities of application beyond the...

Author(s)
Sauvant, D.; Martin, O.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Empirical model of dairy cow body composition.

The knowledge of body condition and dynamic body reserve changes in dairy cows is of major importance in the understanding of lactation processes. An empirical model of dairy cow chemical body composition was developed and fitted to literature data. This model was aimed at predicting the...

Author(s)
Martin, O.; Sauvant, D.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper