Horse's Digestive Tract
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List the parts of the fore gut (6)
- Small Intestine
List the parts of the hind gut (5)
- Large Colon
- Small Colon
What is the Fore gut Responsible for?
obtaining and grinding good into easily digestible peices
Where are Concentrated digested and absorbed?
What is the Epiglottis?
Muscular flap that closes over the top of the trachea
What are the 4 subdivisions of the stomach?
What is absorbed in the small intestine?
Name the 3 Subdivisions of the Small Intestine
What are the 2 assistants to the Small Intestine?
Liver and pancreas
What does the Pancreas do?
Produce enzymes to breakdown protein and carbs
What does the liver do?
Produces bile that continuously trickles, needed to activate enzymes and emulsifies fat
What are the parts of the Large Intestine?
- Colon - large, small and recutm
Where is forage digested?
What does Hing Gut Fermentation do?
Digests complex insoluble carbohydrates
What is Lignin?
Undigestable, found in old plants
What happens during Fermentation?
Micro-organisms breakdown insoluble carbs
What is the Cecum?
What is absorbed and digested in the Cecum?
- Water absorbed
- Fiber digested
Where is the Cecum located via outside of the body?
High right flank
How many hours does food usually stay in the cecum for?
What is one problem of the Cecum?
Entrance and Exit are very close.
Are Nutrients absorbed in the Cecum?
The Large colon is part of the ______
Where are VFA absorbed?
Name the 4 parts of the Large Colon
- Right Ventral - Sternal Flexure
- Left Ventral - Pelvic Flexure
- Left Dorsal - Diaphragmatic Flexure
- Right Dorsal
name the 3 Flexures
Where are Fecal Balls formed?
Rectum is a part of the _____
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