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22:21 Dec 6, 2010
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Livestock / Animal Husbandry / terminology
Portuguese term or phrase: idade dos animais ao desafio foram as variáveis mais explicativas ...
This is a study on special pig feed and it efffect on development and feed consumption etc.
I get the idea of this phrase but the part " a idade dos animais ao desafio foram..." rather perplexes me, any ideas gratefully acepted?
A concentração de micotoxinas nas dietas e a idade dos animais ao desafio foram as variáveis mais explicativas nas equações para estimar o efeito das micotoxinas sobre o ganho de peso.
Andrew Hunt
Brazil
Local time: 08:46
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5 +2the animals' age at the time of challenge were the variables that could be most easily explained
Muriel Vasconcellos
5[... and] the age of the animals were the challenge study variables that best explained
Christina Paiva
4the age of the animals at gage were the most explanatory variables...
Shirley Leite


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the age of the animals at gage were the most explanatory variables...


Explanation:
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Shirley Leite
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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
the animals' age at the time of challenge were the variables that could be most easily explained


Explanation:
... or 'most easily accounted for'

My Michaelis dictionary gives 'explainable, accountable' as the translation for "explicavel".

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I have considered the comment by mfs_trad, but it would require major rewording of the last part. Frankly, I can't figure out how to do it without making the statement wildly different. By now you have the idea. These are the variables that make the clearest difference.

The discussion has provided an explanation of 'challenge' in this context. It is a word that's used in experimental research.
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Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 02:46
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 80
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Asker: Muriel thks, I think u on the right track but the "challenge"gets me, what challenge are they talking about, this is a study of groups of pigs being fed unde differing feed conditions, this is not a challenge its a study or research! Do you see what I mean?


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agree  T o b i a s
27 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  mfs_trad: Apenas na segunda parte da frases - são as variáveis que explicam melhor o efeito das micotoxinas na variação de peso e não as que são melhor explicadas
37 mins
  -> Thanks for pointing that out.
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
[... and] the age of the animals were the challenge study variables that best explained


Explanation:
Suggestion

[Mycotoxin concentrations in the diet and] the age of the animals were the challenge study variables that best explains the effect of mycotoxins on weight gain.

HTH

Christina Paiva
Brazil
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
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