volume 62, issue 2, P102-110 2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-90162005000200002
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Abstract: ABSTRACT: Animal simulation models are sets of equations used to describe biological processes. A nonsteady state simulation model of cattle digestion is presented in order to represent nutrient availability as a response to feed intake pattern and the kinetics of particle size reduction. Variables representing the particle size reduction and discontinuous voluntary feed intake were included in a mechanistic model created to optimize the supplementation of sugarcane based diets. In general the predicted value…

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