4 digestive compartments
Rumen ( part 1)
- largest part, actually a specialized part of oesophagus.
- can hold up to 50 gallons of undigested food ( cudd)
- contains bacteria that soft and digest food (cellulose) and provide a source of protein.
- bacteria respire anaerobically so fermentation occurs - resulting in the production of gases.
- this is a symbiotic…