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Title: Predicting chick body mass by artificial intelligence‑based models
Other Titles: Predição da massa corporal de pintinhos por meio de modelos baseados em inteligência artificial
Keywords: Animal welfare
Artificial neural network
Neuro‑fuzzy network
Thermal comfort
Bem estar animal
Redes neurais artificiais
Redes neurais difusas
Conforto térmico
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: Embrapa Informação Tecnológica
Citation: FERRAZ, P. F. P. et al. Predicting chick body mass by artificial intelligence-based models. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira, Brasília, v. 49, n. 7, p. 559-568, jul. 2014.
Abstract: The objective of this work was to develop, validate, and compare 190 artificial intelligence‑based models for predicting the body mass of chicks from 2 to 21 days of age subjected to different duration and intensities of thermal challenge. The experiment was conducted inside four climate‑controlled wind tunnels using 210  chicks. A  database containing 840 datasets (from 2 to 21‑day‑old chicks) – with the variables dry‑bulb air temperature, duration of thermal stress (days), chick age (days), and the daily body mass of chicks – was used for network training, validation, and tests of models based on artificial neural networks (ANNs) and neuro‑fuzzy networks (NFNs). The ANNs were most accurate in predicting the body mass of chicks from 2 to 21 days of age after they were subjected to the input variables, and they showed an R² of 0.9993 and a standard error of 4.62 g. The ANNs enable the simulation of different scenarios, which can assist in managerial decision‑making, and they can be embedded in the heating control systems.
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