Subject: Why is the camel cosidered hind-gut fermentor and not a ruminant?
Date: Fri May 12 16:42:24 2000
Posted by David Talbot
Grade level: undergrad
School: Cal Poly, SLO
City: San Luis Obispo State/Province: Ca.
Area of science: General Biology
The camel is by definition a pseudo-ruminant, a hind-gut fermentor. They
have a 3 chambered stomach. My problem is that I can't find any precise
info on the special characteristics of the camel's digestive system. What
are the features of the GI tract that make it a pseudo-ruminant?
Re: Why is the camel cosidered hind-gut fermentor and not a ruminant?
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