The length of small intestine is more in ruminant animals as compared to carnivores.Why ?

Asked by Yash Sahu | 28th Apr, 2013, 07:56: PM

Expert Answer:

The length of small intestine is more in ruminants  to absorb nutritents from the plant material which they eat. They also have a large caecum which helps to breakdown the plant material and cellulose. Carnivores feed on meat which gets digested easily and eat less amount of plant fibre so they have shorter small intestine.

Answered by  | 29th Apr, 2013, 01:25: PM

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