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  • adj. Not ruminant.
  • n. Any animal that is not a ruminant.

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  • adj. Not ruminating.

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  • adj. not ruminant


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non- +‎ ruminant


  • Mimosine is a toxic amino acid in leucaena foliage (2-6% dry matter) that causes hair loss and other damage in nonruminant animals.

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  • In the nonruminant, fibre acts largely as a diluent for other nutrients and to some extent non-ruminants can increase their intake of feed to compensate for such dilution, this being particularly marked in the rabbit.

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  • Mimosine, which is of concern in feeding leucaena foliage to nonruminant animals, is absent in calliandra.

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  • Horses, hogs and other nonruminant animals are less affected by prussic acid because their stomachs convert the prussic acid to less toxic formic acid and ammonium chloride.

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