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Cover for Interesting simple dynamic growth models.

This paper illustrates the consequences of various biological assumptions in leading to models which may be valuable in phenomenological or semi-empirical nutritional studies in animals. Some of these simple models are extensions of growth models, such as analytical models of delayed growth and...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Allocation of resources to growth.

The theory and modelling of dietary nutrient resources for growth, metabolism, reproduction and health in livestock are discussed.

Author(s)
Whittemore, C. T.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933944)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare and the meat market.

This chapter introduces the reader to the topics discussed in the different sections of the book. The following are covered in this chapter: contribution of each livestock species to the overall world meat production; views about livestock farming and the meat industry in the present society; aims...

Author(s)
Gregory, N. G.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932152)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phenotypic variation and environmental effects.

This chapter covers the effect of the phenotypic variation and environment on fish culture and production. The effects of the following environmental factors and genetic factors are discussed: stocking density; mortality; temperature; water quality; biology and physiology; maternal effects;...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995960)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth of farm animals.

This book contains 16 chapters. Topics covered are: general aspects of growth; cells; tissues: basic structure and growth; tissues: growth and structure relative to product value for human consumption; mammary gland growth and product yield; hormonal influences on growth; genetic influences on...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994840)
Type
Book
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Cover for A mechanistic dynamic model of beef cattle growth.

This chapter presents a mechanistic dynamic model that aims to predict variations of protein and lipid contents of beef cattle carcass. Proteins and lipids in carcass and non-carcass tissues have been distinguished to account for the different energy metabolism of these two components of the body....

Author(s)
Hoch, T.; Agabriel, J.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter

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