A Quantitative Biology of the Pig by Llias Kyriazakis

By Llias Kyriazakis

A large number of qualitative info has been accumulated on many points of pig biology over contemporary years, in components corresponding to genetics, development and body structure, and welfare. it really is now well known that there's a have to use those facts as a foundation for the improvement of quantitative versions, so as to extra enhance functionality and productiveness. This has been accomplished in a few components, significantly body structure, yet no earlier try out at bringing jointly and integrating this fabric has been made. This ebook, written by way of prime researchers from Europe, america and Australasia, fills that hole. It starts off with descriptions of the animal, its feed and its surroundings. specialists then talk about the most recent mechanistic mathematical versions which describe specific physiological techniques and take note of the most exterior impacts. the gathering concludes with a overview of the benefits and implications of a quantitative method of pig biology. the tips provided might be crucial interpreting for animal scientists, quite utilized physiologists, with an lively curiosity in pigs and also will have relevance to investigate on different livestock.

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