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Cover for Animal processes.

This chapter considers some simple compartmental models of animal processes, with reference to ruminants. The processes described are protein synthesis in tissues and the whole body, volatile fatty acid production by rumen microbes, life-cycle dynamics of rumen fungi, leucine kinetics in the udder, ...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.; France, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990101)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal products.

In this chapter, equations for milk yield from dairy cows are discussed, followed by energy utilization efficiency for milk production. The next two sections focus on meat production, body composition and allometry, leading to considerations of growth efficiency. Egg production and the amino acid...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.; France, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990101)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction: history, appreciation and future focus.

Author(s)
France, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Simple allometric models to predict rumen feed passage rate in domestic ruminants.

A database was developed from the literature (36 publications) to explore the mechanisms controlling rumen feed passage rate (Kp) and to predict it. The database included the results of 157 different dietary treatments and passage rate measurements with 45 treatments on dry sheep or wethers, 42 on...

Author(s)
Cannas, A.; Soest, P. J. van
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Isotope dilution models for partitioning amino acid uptake by the liver, mammary gland and hindlimb tissues of ruminants.

Isotope dilution models for partitioning leucine uptake by the liver and mammary gland, and tyrosine uptake by the hindlimb of ruminants have been constructed and solved in the steady state. The models require the measurement of plasma flow rate through the tissue beds in combination with...

Author(s)
Crompton, L. A.; France, J.; Bequette, B. J.; Maas, J. A.; Hanigan, M. D.; Lomax, M. A.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Non-linear functions in animal nutrition.

The aims in this chapter are: (1) to introduce briefly some of the basic principles of non-linear regression; (2) to present some of the non-linear functions used in animal nutrition to represent time-dependent processes and events; and (3) to examine the current and potential use of these...

Author(s)
López, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
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 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

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