Modeling Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism by R.L. BaldwinModeling Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism by R.L. Baldwin

Modeling Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism

byR.L. Baldwin

Hardcover | May 31, 1995

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This book fills the gap in the available literature on modelling farm animal systems. This monograph has a broad and comprehensive coverage of ruminant systems and features the application of models in animal biology. It will be of great value to animal scientists, agricultural scientists, modellers and animal physiologists.
Title:Modeling Ruminant Digestion and MetabolismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:592 pagesPublished:May 31, 1995Publisher:Springer Netherlands

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041259160X

ISBN - 13:9780412591600


Table of Contents

Introduction. Modeling principles and terminology. The modeling process I - objective statements, block diagrams, equation forms and parameterization. The modeling process II - solution algorithms, model evaluations and parameter estimation. Animal energetic models. Energy requirements for maintenance and production. Protein and amino acid models. Biology and algebraic models of ruminant digestion. Biology and algebraic models of growth. Biology of lactation. Dynamic models of ruminant digestion. Dynamic models of ruminant adipose tissue metabolism. Dynamic models of ruminant mammary metabolism. Dynamic models of liver and liver metabolism. Mechanistic, dynamic models of growth. Lactation. Evaluation and use of a growth and lactation model. Index.