Ruminant Animal Research Paper

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Ruminants have an unusual configuration of teeth. Their small and large intestine are designed to handle large volumes of material. Cattle evolved to exist on large amount of fiber. They do not do well on all grain or high fat diets. The mouths of cattle are very different from most non-ruminant animals. Cattle have 32 teeth, 6 incisors and 2 canines in the front on the bottom. The canines are not pointed but look like incisors. There are no incisors on the top; instead cattle have a dental pad. Cattle have a premolars and 6 molars on both top and bottom jaws for a total of 24 molars. In addition, there is a large gap between the incisors and molars. This configuration allows cattle to harvest and chew a large amount of fibrous feed. Because

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