Digestive physiology of East African wild ruminants.

  title={Digestive physiology of East African wild ruminants.},
  author={Elene Clemens and Geoffrey Moriaso Ole Maloiy},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology},
  volume={76 2},
The physiology of digestion of wild ruminants in their natural habitat was determined. The study consisted of fifty-one adult male animals representing sixteen species. While diet and body weight were both related to the gastrointestinal composition, body weight appeared to be the more influential factor. Reticulo-rumen and caecal-colon composition, relative to abomasal and small intestinal composition, showed the greater species, diet and body weight effects. The buffalo, oryx and gerenuk were… CONTINUE READING

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