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Ruminant vs. Non-Ruminant Digestive System
Transcript of Ruminant vs. Non-Ruminant Digestive System
5/3/13 What are they? How are they alike? How are they different? Animals that have these digestive systems. A ruminant digestive system is one that is composed of a four-chambered complex stomach. Function: digesting food. The ruminant digestive system has a 4-chamber stomach. Ruminant: Thank you for watching :) Ruminant vs. Non-Ruminant Digestive System A non-ruminant, also known as monogastric, digestive system is one that is composed of a single-chambered stomach. Same general organs. A few examples: Esophagus
Anus Those chambers are:
The abomasum The monogastric digestive system has a single-chamber stomach. An animal with a ruminant digestive system will produce, regurgitate and chew cud. An animal with a monogastric digestive system will not. Cattle
ect. Monogastric: Dogs
ect. There are about 150 species with ruminant digestive systems.
A few examples are: The monogastric stomach function is limited to temporary storage and preliminary digestion of food into liquid. Little to no nurtrient absorption takes place in a monogastric stomach. In the ruminant system, the stomach stores, digests, and absorbs nutrients.