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Edited By: J France and E Kebreab
Mathematical modelling is increasingly applicable to the practical sciences. Here, mathematical approaches are applied to the study of mechanisms of digestion and metabolism in primary animal species. Farmed animals - ruminants, pigs, poultry and fish are comprehensively covered, as well as sections on companion animals. Common themes between species, such as energy and amino acid metabolism, are explored with a worldwide approach. Leading researchers from around the world have contributed to France and Kebreab's volume to provide an integrated approach to mathematical modelling in animal nutrition.
* Linear Models for Determining Digestibility; * Nonlinear Functions in Animal Nutrition; * Interesting Simple Dynamic Growth Models; * The Dilemma in Models of Intake Regulation: Mechanistic or Empirical; * Models to Measure and Interpret Exchange of Metabolites Across the Capillary Bed of Intact Organs; * Modelling Methane Emissions from Farm Livestock; * Supporting Measurements Required for Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions; * Models for Enteric Fermentation and Stored Animal Manure; * Data Capture: Development of a Mobile Open-Circuit Ventilated Hood System for Measuring Real- time gaseous emissions in cattle; * Efficiency of Amino Acid Utilization in Simple-Stomached Animals and Humans: A Modelling Approach; * Compartmental Models of Protein Turnover to Resolve Isotope Dilution Data; * Assessment of Protein and Amino Acid Requirements in Adult Mammals, with Specific Focus on Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits; * Mathematical Representation of the Partitioning of Retained Energy in the Growing Pig; * Aspects of Energy Metabolism and Energy Partitioning in Broiler Chickens. * Modelling Phosphorus Metabolism; * Methodological Considerations for Measuring Phosphorus Utilization in Pigs; * The Prediction of the Consequences of Pathogen Challenges on the Performance of Growing Pigs; * Factors Regulating Feed Efficiency and Nutrient Utilization in Beef Cattle; * Models of Nutrient Utilization by Fish and Potential Applications for Fish Culture Operations; * Integrated Approaches to Evaluate Nutritional Strategies for Dairy Cows; * Modelling Lactation Potential in an Animal Model; * The Diary of Molly; * Modelling Sugarcane Utilization by Dairy Cows in the Tropics; * Simulation Exercises for Animal Science MSc Students: Rumen Digestion and Pig Growth.
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