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Friday, 6 December 2013

School Holiday Special - Rodent & Ruminant Nutrition Comparisons

The question in Nutrition chapter would ask you to compare the difference between the nutrition of a rabbit (rodent) and a horse (ruminant). You should provide both similarities & differences. Here is the quick note for your easy memorization.


1. Both are herbivors - plant eaters

2. Both have BP (bacteria & protozoa) - to help digesting plant's cellulose


3. Rodents have long large caecum while ruminants have 4-chambered stomach (name each chamber) and diastema.

4. Ruminants regurgitate and re-chew their food - to fully digest it.

5. And, rodents have their food travel through the alimentary twice - by ingesting their excrement - to fully digest it.


1 comment:

  1. cikgu blh tolong terangkan proses asimilasi..thnxs