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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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Aditionally, decreased feed intakes, reduced ruminal fill, and decreased abomasal motility are involved in the ethiopathogenesis of LDA.
Consequently, an active frequency of ruminal contractions may promote the passage rate of digesta through the gastrointestinal tract, which may reduce the degree of ruminal fill and increase the cows' appetite, resulting in an increase of feed intake (Forbes, 1995).