Modelling digestive constraints in non-ruminant and ruminant foregut-fermenting mammals.

@article{Munn2008ModellingDC,
  title={Modelling digestive constraints in non-ruminant and ruminant foregut-fermenting mammals.},
  author={A. Munn and W. Streich and J. Hummel and M. Clauss},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={
          78-84
        }
}
  • A. Munn, W. Streich, +1 author M. Clauss
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology
  • It has been suggested that large foregut-fermenting marsupial herbivores, the kangaroos and their relatives, may be less constrained by food intake limitations as compared with ruminants, due mainly to differences in their digestive morphology and management of ingesta particles through the gut. In particular, as the quality of forage declines with increasing contents of plant fibre (cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin; measured as neutral-detergent fibre, NDF), the tubiform foregut of… CONTINUE READING
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