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Nutrient Digestion and Utilization in Farm Animals: Modelling Approaches

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Nutrient Digestion and Utilization in Farm Animals: Modelling Approaches

Edited By: E Kebreab, J Dijkstra, A Bannink, W J J Gerrits & J France

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Nutrient Digestion and Utilization in Farm Animals: Modelling Approaches

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This book brings together the papers presented orally or as posters at the Sixth International Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Utilization in Farm Animals, held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 6 - 8 September 2004. The purpose of this book is to present current research in modelling nutrient digestion and utilization in cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fish.

The book is organised into six sections that cover a range of topics and modelling approaches; these are (i) absorption and passage; (ii) growth and development; (iii) mineral metabolism; (iv) methodology; (v) environmental impact; and (vi) animal production and feed evaluation. Deterministic, stochastic, empirical and mechanistic modelling approaches are described.

Edited By: E Kebreab, J Dijkstra, A Bannink, W J J Gerrits & J France

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Author Edited By: E Kebreab, J Dijkstra, A Bannink, W J J Gerrits & J France
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 480 pp
ISBN 9781845930059
Publication date April 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  • Introduction: History and Future Focus
  • The Nordic Dairy Cow Model Karoline - Development of Volatile Fatty Acid Sub-Model
  • A Three-Compartment Model of Transmembrane Fluxes of Valine across the Tissues of the Hindquarters of Growing Lambs Infected with Trichostrongylus colubriformis
  • Using Rumen Degradation Model to Evaluate Microbial Protein Yield and Intestinal Digestion of Grains in Cattle
  • Simulation of Rumen Particle Dynamics using a Non-Steady State Model of Rumen Digestion and Nutrient Availability in Dairy Cows Fed Sugarcane
  • Modelling Fluxes of Volatile Fatty Acids from Rumen to Portal Blood
  • The Role of Rumen Fill in Terminating Grazing Bouts of Dairy Cows under Continuous Stocking
  • Obtaining Information on Gastric Emptying Patterns in Horses from Appearance of an Oral Acetaminophen Dose in Blood Plasma
  • A Model to Evaluate Beef Cow Efficiency
  • Prediction of Energy Requirement for Growing Sheep with the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System
  • Prediction of Body Weight and Composition from Body Dimension Measurements in Lactating Dairy Cows
  • Relationships between Body Composition and Ultrasonic Measurements in Lactating Dairy Cows
  • Empirical Model of Dairy Cow Body Composition, O Martin, INRA, UMR Physiology de la Nutrition et Alimentation
  • Simulating Chemical and Tissue Composition of the Growing Beef Cattle: From the Model to the Tool
  • Representation of Fat and Protein Gain at Low Levels of Growth and Improved Prediction of Variable Maintenance Requirement in a Ruminant Growth and Composition Model
  • Growth Patterns of Nellore vs. British Beef Cattle Breeds Assessed using a Dynamic, Mechanistic Model of Cattle Growth and Composition
  • A Kinetic Model of Phosphorus Metabolism in Growing Sheep
  • Dynamic Simulation of Phosphorus Utilization in Salmonid Fish
  • Development of a Dynamic Model of Ca and P Flows in Layers
  • Estimating the Risk of Hypomagnesaemic Tetany in Dairy Herds
  • Modelling the Effects of Environmental Stressors on The Performance of Growing Pigs: From Individuals to Populations
  • Empirical Modelling Through Meta Analysis Vs Mechanistic Modelling
  • Iterative Development, Evaluation and Optimal Parameter Estimation of a Dynamic Simulation Model: A Case Study
  • Segmented, Constrained, Nonlinear, Multi-objective, Dynamic Optimization Methodology Applied to the Dairy Cow Ration Formulation Problem
  • A Model to Simulate the Effects of Different Dietary Strategies on the Sustainability of a Dairy Farm System
  • Advantages of a Dynamical Approach to Rumen Function to Help Resolve Environmental Issues
  • Evaluation of Models to Predict Methane Emissions from Enteric Fermentation in North American Dairy Cattle
  • Investigating Daily Changes in Food Intake by Ruminants
  • An Ingredient-Based Input Scheme for Molly
  • Metabolic Control: Improvement of a Dynamic Model of Lactational Metabolism in Early Lactation
  • Rostock Feed Evaluation System - An Example of the Transformation of Energy and Nutrient Utilization Models to Practical Application
  • The Nordic Dairy Cow Model Karoline - Model Description

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