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1

Examples of Modified Monogastric Animals (MMA)

Rabbits and Horses

2

Difference between modified monogatrics and monogastric animals

Mod. monogastrics have large cecums

3

In a horse's digestive system how long is the esophagus

50 to 60 inches (4 to 5ft)

4

In a horse what is the size of the small intestine

contains 30% of capacity of entire tract
20 meters long

5

In the small intestine what is the state of the food

Food is 93 to 95% liquid

6

A horse's cecum is

enlarged in the Mod. Monogastric
3 ft long
fermentation vat

7

Large colon's function

breaks down fiber

8

Small colon's function

Liquids are absorbed

9

Rectum's function

Storage of waste

10

Rate of passage of food

95% of food excreted with in 65 to 75 hours

11

What is digested in the small intestine

Protein, carbs, fats, minerals, vitamins

12

What is digested in the large intestine

water is absorbed

13

What are 3 factors affecting digestion

- Processing of feeds - pellets require less digestion than whole foods
- grinding feeds speeds digestion
crimping oats increases rate of digestion