TY - JOUR

T1 - A Hypothetic Equation from Which Growth Analysis Equations of Forages and Ruminants are Derived as Special Cases

AU - Shimojo, Masataka

AU - Bungo, Takashi

AU - Tobisa, Manabu

AU - Imura, Yoshimi

AU - Koga, Naoki

AU - Tao, Shao

AU - Yunus, Muhammad

AU - Nakano, Yutaka

AU - Goto, Ichiro

AU - Furuse, Mitsuhiro

AU - Masuda, Yasuhisa

PY - 1998/11

Y1 - 1998/11

N2 - This study was conducted to suggest a hypothetic equation from which absolute growth rate [AGR] and relative growth rate [RGR] of forages and those of ruminants were derived as special cases. The following equation was suggested: H 0 = (1/α · dβ/dt) · (α/γ) · (dW/dβ), where α, β and γ are parameters related to AGR of forages [AGRr], AGR of ruminants [AGRf], RGR of forages [RGRf] or RGR of ruminants [RGRr], W denotes dry weight per plant or body weight per animal. Substituting an appropriate term from the four terms (1, A, F and W) for each of α, β and γ gave the following six equations: AGR=dW/dt, RGR=(1/W)·(dW/dt), AGRf={(1/A)·(dW/dt)}·(A), RGRf={(1/A)·(dW/dt)}·(A/W), AGRr=(dF/dt)·(dW/dF), RGRr={(1/W)·(dF/dt)}·(dW/dF), where A=leaf area, (1/A)·(dW/dt)=net assimilation rate, A/W=leaf area ratio, F=cumulative feed intake, dF/dt=feed ingestion rate, dW/dF=feed efficiency, (1/W)·(dF/dt)=feed ingestion rate per unit W. In this study a hypothetic equation was suggested to the derivation of growth analysis equations of forages and ruminants as special cases.

AB - This study was conducted to suggest a hypothetic equation from which absolute growth rate [AGR] and relative growth rate [RGR] of forages and those of ruminants were derived as special cases. The following equation was suggested: H 0 = (1/α · dβ/dt) · (α/γ) · (dW/dβ), where α, β and γ are parameters related to AGR of forages [AGRr], AGR of ruminants [AGRf], RGR of forages [RGRf] or RGR of ruminants [RGRr], W denotes dry weight per plant or body weight per animal. Substituting an appropriate term from the four terms (1, A, F and W) for each of α, β and γ gave the following six equations: AGR=dW/dt, RGR=(1/W)·(dW/dt), AGRf={(1/A)·(dW/dt)}·(A), RGRf={(1/A)·(dW/dt)}·(A/W), AGRr=(dF/dt)·(dW/dF), RGRr={(1/W)·(dF/dt)}·(dW/dF), where A=leaf area, (1/A)·(dW/dt)=net assimilation rate, A/W=leaf area ratio, F=cumulative feed intake, dF/dt=feed ingestion rate, dW/dF=feed efficiency, (1/W)·(dF/dt)=feed ingestion rate per unit W. In this study a hypothetic equation was suggested to the derivation of growth analysis equations of forages and ruminants as special cases.

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0345769913

VL - 43

SP - 103

EP - 109

JO - Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University

JF - Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University

SN - 0023-6152

IS - 1-2

ER -