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- n. Plural form of nonruminant.
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However, tannins and lectin proteins found in leaves and inner bark can interfere with digestion in ruminants and in nonruminants (Harris et al. 1984).
In Jamaica, a patented, anaerobic fermentation process has been developed which detoxifies ground Leucacna leaf meal for use in rations for nonruminants (Lewis, 1987).
Indeed, they share a number of characteristics with nonruminants, including lack of horns or antlers; continually growing, tusklike upper canines in males; sharp-crowned premolars; and four fully developed toes.
Therefore, for optimum production, some small animals, particularly nonruminants, require feed that is higher in protein and lower in fiber than large animals.
These are the building blocks of protein that cannot be synthesized by humans (and other nonruminants such as pigs and poultry) and must therefore be obtained entirely from food.
As untreated fish silage may have undesirable effects on ruminants, it should be fed only to nonruminants.