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n. pl. ru·mi·na (-mə-nə) or ru·mens
The first division of the stomach of a ruminant animal, in which most food collects immediately after being swallowed and from which it is later returned to the mouth as cud for thorough chewing. Also called paunch.

[Latin rūmen; akin to Sanskrit romantha-, ruminant, chewing the cud.]

ru′mi·nal adj.


(of an animal) ruminantof or relating to the rumen of an animal
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Based on this experiment, it could be concluded that treatment of urea and Ca(OH)2 was an alternative method to improve the nutritive value of sugarcane bagasse, gas production, digestibility and ruminal fermentation characteristics.
Las hojas de arboles son utilizadas en muchas partes del mundo como una fuente potencial de proteinas y fibra para el ganado; en regiones tropicales se usan en la alimentacion de rumiantes debido a su alto valor nutritivo y a sus efectos positivos sobre la funcion ruminal (15,24,25).
Ruminal content is one of the contaminants with the highest environmental impact because it produces a high organic amount in effluents from meat processor that, due to their settle form, lead to septic tanks, municipal landfills and waste waters (FAO, 2006), thereby promoting contamination.
However, only a small number of ruminally cannulated cattle are available to any researcher in a single study, thus limiting the number of livestock that can be sampled to evaluate the ruminal microbiome if only rumen cannulated cows are used.
Moreover, feeding TMR with high fermentable carbohydrate may increase the risk of subacute or acute ruminal acidosis by increasing the propionic and lactic acid, thus decreasing the ruminal pH and consequently affect ruminant animal health and productivity (Bodas et al.
The use of forage by cattle, especially about fibrous compounds, is directly related to ruminal microbial activity, which depends on the level of nitrogen compounds in the rumen (Costa et al.
This study was conducted to determine the effects of different levels of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil (OEO) on ruminal fermentation in lambs.
The main predisposing factors are adult cattle fed with high-concentrate diets and the consequent ruminal lactic acidosis and rumenitis (WOOLUMS, 2015).
The aim of the present study was to explore the causal association between the increase in circulating subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA)-induced lipopolysaccharide (LPS) levels and uterine inflammation; moreover this study sought to evaluate the role of a comprehensive regulation diet in combating the inflammatory effects of a high grain diet.
Este exceso de concentrado puede producir acidosis ruminal, la cual parece estar relacionada con algunos efectos secundarios en forma de caidas durante la lidia, comprometiendo gravemente el rendimiento animal (1,3).
Por estas consideraciones, en el presente estudio se evaluo la cinetica y la degradabilidad ruminal de materia seca y proteina cruda de hojas y peciolos del pisonay cosechadas a diferentes dias de rebrote.
Ruminal fistula is uncommon in ruminants but it may occur due to accidental injuries, sharp penetrations or along with herniated mass.