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What are the differences between the stomach of a ruminant and the stomach of a non-ruminant?

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January 07, 2008 3:02PM

Ruminants have a compartmentalised stomach. There are 4 compartments, the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. A non ruminant does not have a compartmentalised stomach, the non ruminants stomach has similar fucntions to that of the abomasum in the ruminants