Rumen microbes

This animation briefly summarizes the complex ecosystem of bacteria, protozoa and fungi that live only in the rumen. Rumen bacteria and protozoa are transfered from goat to goat. Rumen microbes supply almost all nutrition for the goat.

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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