Effect of dietary energy sources on energy metabolism of growing and fattening pigs: a model simulation

V. Halas, J. Dijkstra, L. Babinszky, M.W.A. Verstegen, W.J.J. Gerrits

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The aim of the study is to present the preliminary results of a dynamic, mechanistic model of nutrient metabolism in pigs. The model was developed to predict the partitioning of ingested nutrients to protein and fat deposition in various organs and tissues in growing pigs. The state variables of the model are lysine, acetyl-CoA equivalents, glucose, VFA, and fatty acids as metabolite pools, and protein and fat in muscle, hide, bone and viscera and body ash as body constituent pools
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003



  • pigs
  • finishing
  • energy consumption
  • energy metabolism
  • models

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