Validation of in situ disappearance curves utilizing mathematical models for incubating fish meal and cottonseed meal

Valiollah Palangi, Maghsoud Besharati


Four mathematical models were used to describe the ruminal disappearance of dry matter (DM) and crude protein (CP) of fish meal and cottonseed meal. Results of DM degradability particularity showed that all the models fitted well (R2 > 0.95), however, considering that values below 0 or above 100 are not biologically justified in ruminal degradability, they are not acceptable. The models I and II were accepted to ruminal DM degradability of fish meal and cottonseed meal data. Only models I and II were successfully fitted to CP degradability of fish meal (R2 > 0.96), and the I, II and III models were acceptable to ruminal CP degradability of cottonseed meal (R2 > 0.98). In terms of effective degradability (ED) of DM and CP, model II generated higher values than other models. To appreciate fully the role of mathematical modelling in the biological sciences, it is necessary to consider the nature of feeds that evaluated and to review the types of models that may be constructed.


Fish meal; Cottonseed meal; In situ technique; Mathematical models.

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Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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