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The connecting peritoneum that suspends the intestinal tract from the abdominal wall and contains vessels, nerves and lymphatics. Mesentery
Structure that divides the pharynx into the oropharynx and the nasopharynx? Soft palate
The correct term for chewing of food is Mastication
The periodic elimination of excess gas from the ruminant forestomach is termed Eructation
Most of a tooth is made up of what tissue Dentin
The largest ruminant forestomach Rumen
The opening of the esophagus into the stomach Cardia
Structure in a newborn ruminant animal that allows milk to bypass the rumen and reticulum and go directly to the omasum Esophageal groove
Food is moved along the digestive tract by a process known as Peristalsis
The longest portion of the small intestine, where most absorption occurs Jejunum
Abdominal organ absent in the horse and rat Gall bladder
The first portion of the small intestine that comes off the stomach Duodenum
Rumen forestomach the dehydrates and grinds food Omasum
Most distal part of the small intestine, just before it joins the large intestine Ileum
Opening of the distal end of the stomach that allows for emptying of the stomach contents into the duodenum Pylorus
The huge, comma /C shaped section of the large intestine of the horse Cecum
Portion the ruminant digestive system where most microbial fermentation takes place Rumen
Bile acids are important in the digestion of Fats
The two gastric sphincters of the canine are Cardiac and pyloric
Horses and ruminants gain much of their energy from this product produced by microbial fermentation. What is this product? Volatile fatty acids
In the bovine, ingesta freely moves back and forth between the rumen and the ________________? Reticulum
What structures in the mucosa of the small intestine increase the surface area Villi
The most rostral teeth in the dental arcade Incisors
Sections of the small intestines from anterior to posterior Duodenum, jejunum, ileum
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