explain the process of digestion in grass eating animals?
Cows, buffaloes and other grass-eating animals chew continuously even when they are not eating grass. This is because they quickly swallow the grass and store it in a separate part of the stomach called rumen. Here the food gets partially digested and is called cud. But later the cud returns to the mouth in small lumps and the animal chews it. This process is called rumination and these animals are called ruminants. The grass is rich in cellulose, a type of carbohydrate, which the other animals, including humans, cannot digest it.
But the ruminants have a large sac-like structure between the small intestine and large intestine, and the cellulose of the food is digested here by the action of certain bacteria which are not present in humans.
THIS WAS THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IN GRASS EATING ANIMALS. PLEASE LIKE MY ANSWER.
Now food enters second chamber or the reticulum
Now it bypasses the first two chambers and enters the third and the smallest chamber omasum
Now it enters the fourth chamber obamasum ..here some gastric or digestive juices are secreted ...which help in digestion and the process comes to an end
Now the undigested food is egested out of the body