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Real Truth About The Ficain Successfulness

Posterior means and 95% CrI of the parameters estimated in all models of different decades are presented in Appendix 2. Estimated energetic parameters and associated 95% CrI are presented in Table 3. Metabolizability in the structural equation model was not different between decades, suggesting that diet q did not change across decades in this database. In particular, q was not different between the first and second decade (P?=?0.81) and the first and third decade (P?=?0.41). Similarly, kT was not statistically different among decades for any energy function, suggesting that the efficiency with which cows mobilize body stores to produce milk has not changed over the decades in this database. However, MEM, NEM, kL, and kG all increased over the decades for both energy functions ( Table 3), suggesting that maintenance requirements and the efficiency of utilizing dietary ME increased over the decades in this database. Idelalisib concentration The increased maintenance requirement in high-producing dairy cows has been discussed herein and by Agnew and Yan (2000) comprehensively. In particular, Agnew and Yan (2000) pointed out that high-producing cows have enlarged organ sizes to sustain nutrient transport, digestion, and absorption at relatively greater nutrient intakes. Boxplots of dietary and animal characteristics from the 3 decades are presented in Figure 3. For instance, it is evident that heart rate, milk yield, and gross energetic efficiency are largest in cows of the third decade ( Figure 3). Furthermore, the efficiency of utilizing dietary ME for milk production in the first and second decades were not different in the univariate Ficain model (P?=?0.18) as well as in the structural equation model (P?=?0.06), although the estimated kL in the second decade is slightly outside the 95% CrI of the kL from the first decade. Conversely, kL in the third decade was greater in both univariate (P?<?0.01) and structural equations (P?<?0.01) models compared with the first decade. Similarly, kG was greater in the second decade than in the first in both univariate (P?=?0.01) and structural equation models (P?=?0.04). Moreover, kG was also greater in the third decade than in the first in both univariate (P?<?0.01) and structural equation (P?<?0.01) models. Additionally, it is important to notice that models fitted with energetic parameters depending on the study decade were better supported by the data than models fitted without the study decade. A reduction in the DIC was observed for all energy functions when maintenance requirements and energetic efficiencies were decade specific. Specifically, with the Strathe et al. (2011) model, the DIC decreased 6 points and with the structural equation model the DIC decreased 46 points when the parameters were allowed to depend on the study decade.</div>
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