Comparative Digestive Systems Topic 3024. Amanda Moore Torey Birchmeier. Digestive Systems Overviews. Digestion. Digestion: Breaking down large, nutrient macromolecules into simpler molecules for use by an organism.
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Comparative Digestive SystemsTopic 3024
Digestive Systems Overviews
The Digestion Process
Ruminant Digestive System
Modified to handle the breakdown of large amounts of fiber
The Four Compartmented Stomach
Monogastric Digestive System
Characterized by inability to digest roughage efficiently
Avian Digestive Systems
Characterized by several organs not found in other species that are adapted for grinding hard or encased food
Equine Digestive Systems
Characterized by non-ruminant animals that consume and digest feeds high in fiber
Organs that aid in the digestive process without actually being part of the digestive system