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Comparative Nutrition: Ruminants and psuedo ruminants 9-29-10
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Objectives Differentiate between ruminant digestions and non ruminant digestion Describe how various physiologies leads to different farming systems
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Ruminants
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Ruminants Prehensile tongue Bottom incisors Pad on top Molars for grinding No teeth on top Tongue=grab grass and fold
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Ruminants Fermentation that takes up the abdominal Four chamber stomach rumen Reticulum Obmasum Abmasum
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Rumen Microbial Fermentation Vat 40 gallons in the cow 5 gallons in the ewe Really large compartments in which animals can eat a lot and save for later as fermentation occur
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Microbial Fermentation Bacteria Fungus yeasts Protozoa Fermentation of cellulose, hemi-cellulose, lignin Enzymes not found in animals Whole reason= cellulose Cellulase= enzyme only found in bacteria, fungi, protzoa
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Termite Eat wood What is wood made of? cellulose Digested by microbial fermentation Protozoa, bacteria and fungus Protozoa>>>
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