Nutritional Modelling for Pigs and Poultry

February 2015
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  • Published
    5th February 2015
  • ISBN 9781780644110
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures & graphs

Modelling is a useful tool for decision making in complex agro-industrial scenarios. Containing a selection of the papers presented at the International Symposium of Modelling in Pig and Poultry Production 2013, this book brings together the best and most recent academic work— with an emphasis on nutrition— on modelling in the pig and poultry industries. It reviews basic modelling concepts, descriptions and applications of production models and new methods and approaches in modelling.


1. An Overview of Poultry Models
2. InraPorc: Where Do We Come From and Where Do We Want to Go?
3. Modelling Reproduction in Broiler Breeder and Laying Hens
4. Modelling Nutrient Utilization in Sows: A Way Towards the Optimization of Nutritional Supplies
5. Statistical Issues in Nutritional Modelling
6. Basics and Applications of an Exponential Nitrogen Utilization Model (‘Goettingen Approach’) for Assessing Amino Acid Requirements in Growing Pigs and Meat Type Chickens Based on Dietary Amino Acid Efficiency
7. Artificial Neural Networks
8. Challenges Associated with the Application of Poultry Models: The Case of Turkeys
9. INAVI: A Practical Tool to Study the Influence of Nutritional and Environmental Factors on Broiler Performance
10. Model Applications in Poultry Production and Nutrition
11. Commercial Application of Integrated Models to Improve Performance and Profitability in Finishing Pigs
12. Estimating Real-time Individual Amino Acid Requirements in Growing-finishing Pigs: Towards a New Definition of Nutrient Requirements in Growing-finishing Pigs?
13. A Model to Optimize Broiler Productivity
14. AvinespModel: Predicting Poultry Growth, Energy and Amino Acid Requirements
15. Maintenance Requirements for Amino Acids in Poultry
16. A Model to Estimate the Amino Acid Requirements for Growth and Sexual Development in Laying Pullets
17. Responses of Broilers to Amino Acid Intake
18. Description of the Growth of Body Components of Broilers and Laying Pullets
19. Response of Laying Hens to Amino Acid Intake
20. Amino Acid Requirements for Pullets Based on Potential Protein Deposition and the Efficiency of Amino Acid Utilization
21. A Comparison of Two Approaches for Determining the Optimum Dietary Amino Acid Ratios of Fast-growing Broilers

Nilva K. Sakomura

Nilva K. Sakomura is at University Estadual Paulista, Brazil.

Rob Gous

Rob Gous is formerly of University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Llias Kyriazakis

Llias Kyriazakis is at Newcastle University, UK.

L. Hauschild

L. Hauschild teaches at University Estadual Paulista, Brazil.