metabolic body size

metabolic body size

Body weight in kilograms to the three-fourths power (kg0.75), representative of the active tissue mass or metabolic mass of an individual.
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[BW.sub.kg.sup.0.75] is referred to as metabolic body size. Determination of energy requirements in formulas such as this is referred to as allometric scaling.
Metabolic body size predicts energy requirement as ME.
Metabolic body size is defined and its application in animal nutrition is discussed.