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A monogastric organism has a simple single-chambered stomach, compared with a ruminant organism, like a cow, goat, or sheep, which has a four-chambered complex stomach. Examples of monogastric animals include omnivores such as humans, rats, and pigs, carnivores such as dogs and cats, and herbivores such as horses and rabbits.[1] Herbivores with monogastric digestion can digest cellulose in their diets by way of symbiotic gut bacteria. However, their ability to extract energy from cellulose digestion is less efficient than in ruminants.[2]

Herbivores digest cellulose via microbial fermentation. Monogastric herbivores which can digest cellulose nearly as well as ruminants are called hindgut fermenters, while ruminants are called foregut fermenters.[3] These are subdivided into two groups based on the relative size of various digestive organs in relationship to the rest of the system: colonic fermenters tend to be larger species such as horses and rhinos, and cecal fermenters are smaller animals such as rabbits and rodents.[4] Great apes (other than humans) derive significant amounts of phytanic acid from the hindgut fermentation of plant materials.[5]

Monogastrics cannot digest the fiber molecule cellulose as efficiently as ruminants, though the ability to digest cellulose varies amongst species.[2]

A monogastric digestive system works as soon as the food enters the mouth. Saliva moistens the food and begins the digestive process. After being swallowed, the food passes from the esophagus into the stomach, where stomach acid and enzymes help to break down the food. Bile salts stored in the gall bladder empty the contents of the stomach into the small intestines where most fats are broken down. The pancreas secretes enzymes and alkali to neutralize the stomach acid.

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ThePigSite.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:34:19 -0700

UK - Scotland's Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College's work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition. Monogastric refers to animal species which have a ...

The Scottish Farmer

The Scottish Farmer
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:11:15 -0800

Monogastric refers to animal species which have a stomach with just a single chamber - compared to ruminant such as cows and sheep whose stomachs have four chambers. The Centre will be headed up by Dr Jos Houdijk, who has spent many years at the ...

GlobalMeatNews.com

GlobalMeatNews.com
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:00:00 -0800

It will focus on work on pigs and poultry, and will be headed up by Dr Jos Houdijk, one of the College's senior animal scientists. A key part of the work at the centre will be to bring together research on nutrition. SRUC is currently working on two ...

Grand Island Independent

Grand Island Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:03:45 -0800

Wood River fifth-grade students, including (from left) Braydon Jepson, Jose Rochin, Caden Butler, Caden Sorgenfrei, Jennifer Trejo and Joselyn Trejo, look at a uterus from a pregnant sow Thursday during an Animals Inside and Out program at the Nebraska ...
 
The Courier
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:39:42 -0700

The Monogastric Science Centre, which will be headed by renowned SRUC senior animal scientist Dr Jos Houdijk, will link research between the pig and poultry sectors. “We are already approached regularly by clients looking to do studies on both species, ...
 
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:48:45 -0800

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All about feed
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:39:50 -0700

Pigs and poultry have much in common with each other biologically, and the centre will allow concepts developed for pigs to be explored in poultry, and vice versa, and open up the possibility of working on other monogastric species such as fish.

FarmersWeekly

FarmersWeekly
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:34:52 -0800

Last July the standing committee on organic farming agreed to extend the 5% allowance for non-organic feed in monogastric diets to December 2017. It also allowed for the use of non-organic pullets in organic laying systems for the next three years.
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