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Modelling parasite density in ruminants


Barry, SI and Brown, SC, Modelling parasite density in ruminants, ANZIAM Journal, 50 pp. C696-C712. ISSN 1446-8735 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Models of parasite density in ruminants usually involve three nonlinear, coupled, ordinary differential equations for larval density, adult parasite density and host resistance. We deal with the inverse problem of objectively determining the nonlinear coefficients within the equations using available data. Experiments are suggested to allow efficient calculation of these coefficients. An alternative model is also proposed which reproduces key features of experimental results and shows the importance of including time delay equations in parasite modelling.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Biological mathematics
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Sheep for wool
UTAS Author:Brown, SC (Dr Simon Brown)
ID Code:61130
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2010-02-26
Last Modified:2015-01-27

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