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.
Modified to handle the breakdown of large amounts of fiber
The Four Compartmented Stomach
Characterized by inability to digest roughage efficiently
Characterized by several organs not found in other species that are adapted for grinding hard or encased food
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