Anatomy of the reticulum and the rumen

The rumen is the largest stomach of the four stomachs. This animation shows the surface of the rumen and reticulum, how the esophageal groove closes to prevent milk and other liquids from entering the rumen, how food moves through the rumen as well as the process of cud chewing (rumination).

Additional animations explaining digestion in the goat.

The mouth
Surface anatomy of the four stomach chambers
The rumen and reticulum
The omasum and abomasum
Rumen microbes
Rumen Fermentation
The Life Cycle of a Rumen Fungi

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