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Hola quisiera saber ¿cual es la función que tienen las bacterias en el rumen?
Gracias :)

Answered Tuesday 20 October 2015

Here we go!

 

I think you are asking what is the function of the bacteria in the rumen? 

The function of the bacteria within the rumen is to ferment and help digest the cellulose that ruminants ingest when they eat grass. The microbes and bacteria then eventually die and it is the protein from these organisms bodies that actually nourishes the animal. When thinking about feeding a ruminant you should always think about feeding the microbes, not the animal.

I hope my Spanish translation was OK and you got the answer you were after Valentina,

 

regards,

 

 Anthony.

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