Abomasum

The fourth digestive chamber of the digestive system of most ruminants. The abomasum is located after the forestomachs (rumen, reticulum and omasum) and before the first segment of the small intestine (i.e., the duodenum); It is sometimes referred to as the "true" stomach because of its acid-secreting ability, which is found in most other mammalian species.




Keywords:Abomasum   Doc ID:55987
Owner:Michel W.Group:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition
Created:2015-09-07 14:29 CDTUpdated:2020-08-30 15:31 CDT
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