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DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND DIGESTION

Agricultural Science

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Digestive system and digestion Digestion in ruminant (polygastric) animals Digestion in non-ruminant (monogastric) animals Digestion in poultry birds Differences between monogastric and polygastric animals.   DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND DIGESTION The digestive system of farm animals includes all the organs and tissues associated with the breaking down or digestion of food in the body. It includes the teeth or beak, tongue, the alimentary canal or digestive tract and all the associated gland secreting enzymes and other body fluids.   Digestion is the breakdown of foods substances in the digestive tract into absorbable forms. This process starts from the mouth through mastication which increases the surface area and allows microbes to have quicker access to act the food substances. Farm animals are grouped into two main classes based on the nature of the alimentary canal or digestive tract. There are polygastric (ruminant) animals and monogastric (non – ruminant) animals.  … Read More »ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS

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