Lecture2 - Ruminant Gastro-Intestinal Tract Anatomy Ruminant

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Ruminant Gastro-Intestinal Tract Anatomy Head and Associated Glands Prehensile Organs The initial portion of the ruminant digestive system shows a great deal of variation across the concentrate selectors , grass/roughage eaters and i ntermediate feeding types . lips tongue lower incisor teeth dental pad Differences are due to diet selectivity.
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Ruminant Gastro-Intestinal Tract Anatomy Concentrate selectors and some intermediate feeders are highly selective eaters. Relatively larger mouth opening Greater use of more nimble lips Lips are relatively larger Thinner more nimble tongue Relatively fewer taste buds on tongue indicating primary selection by olfactory means Relatively larger saliva glands
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Ruminant Gastro-Intestinal Tract Anatomy Grass / roughage eaters are less selective. Relatively smaller mouth opening Lips are less manipulative Plump piston-like tongue Relatively more taste buds on tongue indicating that taste avoidance has a large impact on intake We will focus on Grass / Roughage eaters .
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course ANS 5446 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture2 - Ruminant Gastro-Intestinal Tract Anatomy Ruminant

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