ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Ruminant Animals; Ruminants

Animals having a rumen – a large digestive vat in which fibrous plant material is partially broken down by microbial fermentation, prior to digestion in a “true” stomach (the abomasum). There are also two other stomachs – the reticulum and the omasum. Typical ruminants are cattle and sheep.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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