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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 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 Animal husbandry.

This chapter considers simple models for use in animal husbandry. Problems considered are ration formulation, allocation to feeding groups, effects of feeding on milk production and liveweight, pattern of calving and replacement. The chapter focuses on mathematical programming applications, thus...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.; France, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990101)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient digestion and utilization in farm animals: modelling approaches.

This book contains 34 chapters on nutrition physiology and presents scientific research in modelling nutrient digestion and utilization in domestic animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fishes. It is divided into 6 parts that cover fermentation, absorption and passage; growth and...

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.; Dijkstra, J.; Bannink, A.; Gerrits, W. J. J.; France, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Info
Cover for Quantitative aspects of ruminant digestion and metabolism.

This book aims to bring together the quantitative approaches concerned with elucidating mechanisms used in the study of ruminant digestion, metabolism and related areas from different contributing practitioners, experts and scientists. A great deal of research had been carried out on the digestive...

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; Forbes, J. M.; France, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998145)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed processing: effects on nutrient degradation and digestibility.

Author(s)
Poel, A. F. B. van der; Prestløkken, E.; Goelema, J. O.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998145)
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 Methodological considerations for measuring phosphorus utilization in pigs.

This chapter reviews the major processes of digestive and post-absorptive utilization of dietary P in pigs, examines the methodology for measuring wholebody P utilization and discusses the criteria developed for assessing P bioavailability in feed ingredients for formulating pig diets and...

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.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An ingredient-based input scheme for Molly.

The model described by Baldwin and co-workers (Baldwin et al., 1987; Baldwin, 1995) known as Molly utilizes a nutrient-based input scheme, where each nutrient is generally treated as a homogeneous substrate regardless of the source of that nutrient. The exception is a limited, discrete...

Author(s)
Hanigan, M. D.; Bateman, H. G.; Fadel, J. G.; McNamara, J. P.; Smith, N. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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