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Nutrition of Ruminants
Transcript of Nutrition of Ruminants
4 stomachs? No! They have four
compartments in their
stomachs These animals
Ruminants What would a
be? Examples? The compartments of
the stomach Reticulum Rumen Omasum Abomasum Collects heavy material in food consumed
Softening of coarse material
Important in rumination process
Hardware disease (give them magnet) Reticulum Rumen Largest compartment Fermentation vat Organ of absorption Mechanical digestion Rumination Regurgitation of rumen contents for further mastication and addition of saliva Important for forage utilization
Evolutionary development (predator avoidance mechanism)
Less important with high grain diets Eructation
Expelling of fermentation gasses from rumen
Grinding of food?
Regulation of particle size
Reabsorption of excess liquid
Not found in
pseudoruminents Abomasum True stomach http://dsc.discovery.com/videos