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- adj. Not ruminant.
- n. Any animal that is not a ruminant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not ruminating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not ruminant
Mimosine is a toxic amino acid in leucaena foliage (2-6% dry matter) that causes hair loss and other damage in nonruminant animals.
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.
Mimosine, which is of concern in feeding leucaena foliage to nonruminant animals, is absent in calliandra.
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.