Ansc324EquineNutrition

Ansc324EquineNutrition - The Horses Digestive System Equine...

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1 Equine Nutrition The nonruminant herbivore The how to, not to and think through The Horse’s Digestive System Digestive System ± Mouth ± 36-40 teeth ± Esophagus ± Stomach ± only 10% of dig. System capacity (8-17 qts) ± Small Intestine (duod., jej., ileum): ± ~70 ft long, major organ of digestion ± 50-70% carbohydrate digestion and absorption ± Amino Acid absorption ± 30-60 minutes for food to pass through s.i. Digestive System cont. ± Large Intestine ± Cecum ± Blind sac ~4ft long ± Microbial inoculation vat, similar to rumen of cow ± Change of feed: takes ~ 3 wks to develop microbial pop. that can digest and maintain flow ± Colon ± 12 ft long, hold ~80qts – may reach here in as little as 7hrs and will stay 48-65hrs ± Microbial digestion continues: VFA, vitamins, Fatty Acids and water ± Rectum 4.8 16.9 25.4 8.9 66.5 17.4 7.4 2.6 2.1 2.4 2.3 0.4 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Horse Cattle Pig Stomach Small Int. Large Int.
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