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Cover for The utilization of prediction models to optimize farm animal production systems: the case of a growing pig model.

In the last 25 years, mathematical models for growing animals have been developed to predict growth from knowledge on animal biology. The increasing precision of these models allows them to be used to evaluate economic return and/or environmental impact of the simulated production system. It is...

Author(s)
Bailleul, P. J. dit; Bernier, J. F.; Milgen, J. van; Sauvant, D.; Pomar, C.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling relationships between homoeorhetic and homoeostatic control of metabolism: application to growing pigs.

Diet formulation has to consider the multiple responses of animals to the diet. Their responses are assessed and expressed in terms of feed efficiency, quality of the food product, environmental impact and animal behaviour, welfare and health. To achieve this new purpose the first step is to apply...

Author(s)
Sauvant, D.; Lovatto, P. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter