Goats

A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

 A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

ASIN: B007I4AE70

ISBN:978-1-78165-024-0

A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

Kay McCullough

A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

Success Guide For Raising Healthy Goats

A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

Series: Goat Knowledge 3

 

Goats are ruminants and the economics of feeding your goats constitutes a major part of your herd costs.

 

Knowledge about your goats' digestive systems is useful, so that you understand the process of how your goat gains nutrients and energy from its food to keep them healthy and productive.

 

This short and simple guide explains the four chambers and the processes of goat's stomachs and the digestive processes.

 

The guide also gives you a lot to consider about the feed you give your goats, so that you optimise their output and produce, whether you want to increase growth for meat, production of milk and for breeding success.

 

Contents

Introduction
Animal Classification:
According to Type of Digestive System

Monogastric
Hind-Gut Fermentors
Polygastric

According to Diet

Herbivores
Browsers
Grazers
Carnivores
Omnivores

Anatomy: The Ruminant Stomach

The Reticulum
The Rumen
The Omasum
The Abomasum

The Young Ruminant

Creep Feeding

Vaccinations
Esophageal Groove Reflex
Tube Feeding
Drenching
Feed Trajectory
Rumen Biochemistry Basics

pH
Layers in the Rumen
Chewing the Cud
Eructation
Rumen Population
Micro-organisms

Volatile Fatty Acids

Acetic Acid
Propionic Acid
Butyric Acid

Protein Metabolism

Degradable Intake Protein
Undegradable Intake Protein or Bypass Protein

Chewing Cud and Eructation
Bloat
Carbon Dioxide and Methane Gases
De-Wormers
Important Things to Keep in Mind

 

 

A Simple Guide To The Goat's Digestive System

 
     
     

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