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Digestive tract of a ruminant.

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Ruminants have a complex arrangement of three modified pouches together called the forestomach (the rumen, reticulum, and omasum) arising from the esophagus. The forestomach is connected to the true stomach, or abomasum. The rumen and reticulum act as storage and processing sites, and the omasum absorbs some water and salts. Digestion by acid and pepsin takes place in the abomasum, which connects with the small intestine. In large ruminants, the rumen may store up to 95 litres of undigested food.
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