Ruminants and Monogastrics

Ruminants are those animals that have a multiple-chambered stomach designed to digest herbaceous matter such as grass by the process of fermentation. Monogastrics are those animals that have a single-stomach that is designed for digestion of animal protein and highly-digestible phyto-nutrients such as fruits and grains. Questions about ruminants and monogastrics, including those about psuedo-ruminants (animals that have a single stomach like a monogastric but have their main fermentation vat in the cecum), can be asked and answered here.

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