Ruminants[1]

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Ruminants[1]

  1. 1. Dairy Goats
  2. 2. Lambs ScottishBlackface and Shetlands
  3. 3. Shetland Moorit EWE
  4. 4. Research • Why do ruminants have 5 stomaches? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruminants
  5. 5. What is a Ruminant? • The process of rechewing the cud to further break down plant matter and stimulate digestion is called "ruminating". Ruminating mammals include cattle, goats, sheep, giraffes, bison, yaks, water buffalo, deer, camels, alpacas, llamas, wildebeest, antelope, pronghorn, and nilgai. Taxonomically, the suborder Ruminantia includes all those species except the camels, llamas, and alpacas, which are Tylopoda. Therefore, the term 'ruminant' is not synonymous with Ruminantia. The word "ruminant" comes from the Latin ruminare, which means "to chew over again".

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