Processes of the Rumen


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This lesson would be conducted after instruction has occurred on
the digestive tract of a ruminant, prior knowledge of vocabulary is
assumed. This lesson is designed to study the physiology of the
ruminant stomach and the type of digestion that occurs in each
compartment. Students will observe the internal tissue of each of
the four compartments of the ruminant stomach and determine the
process of consuming dry matter and ending with liquid digestia.
Students will dissect the stomach of a lamb taking a piece of each
stomach and a sample of digestia from each and record observations
using the dissecting microscope.


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    Topics: Agriculture & Natural Resources