A Theory of Feeding and Growth of Animals

  • John Rabon Parks

Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. John Rabon Parks
    Pages 1-24
  3. John Rabon Parks
    Pages 25-37
  4. John Rabon Parks
    Pages 38-51
  5. John Rabon Parks
    Pages 70-82
  6. John Rabon Parks
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  7. John Rabon Parks
    Pages 109-157
  8. John Rabon Parks
    Pages 243-276
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-324

About this book

Introduction

Geoffrey R. Dolby, PhD One of the principal characteristics of a scientific theory is that it be falsifiable. It must contain predictions about the real world which can be put to experimental test. Another very important characteristic of a good theory is that it should take full cognisance of the literature of the discipline in which it is embedded, and that it should be able to explain, at least as well as its competitors, those experimental results which workers in the discipline accept without dispute. Readers of John Parks' book will be left in no doubt that his theory of the feed­ ing and growth of animals meets both of the above criteria. The author's knowl­ edge of the literature of animal science and the seriousness of his attempt to incor­ porate the results of much previous work into the framework of the present theory result in a rich and imaginative integration of diverse material concerned with the growth and feeding of animals through time, a theory which is made more precise through the judicious use of mathematics. The presentation is such that the key concepts are introduced gradually and readers not accustomed to a mathematical treatment will find that they can appreciate the ideas without undue trauma. The key concepts are clearly illustrated by means of a generous set of figures. The crux of the theory comprises three differential Eqs. (7. 1-7.

Keywords

Futtermittel Growth Modell (Math.) Nährwert Pet Wachstum

Authors and affiliations

  • John Rabon Parks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal HusbandryThe University fo SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68330-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68332-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68330-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4207
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