Brief history and future of animal simulation models for science and application

  title={Brief history and future of animal simulation models for science and application},
  author={J. Black},
  journal={Animal Production Science},
  • J. Black
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science
  • Animal Production Science
Mathematical equations have been used to add quantitative rigour to the description of animal systems for the last 100 years. Initially, simple equations were used to describe the growth of animals or their parts and to predict nutrient requirements for different livestock species. The advent of computers led to development of complex multi-equation, dynamic models of animal metabolism and of the interaction between animals and their environment. An understanding was developed about how animal… Expand
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