Horse's Digestive Tract

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  1. List the parts of the fore gut (6)
    • lips
    • Mouth
    • Pharynx
    • Esophagus
    • Stomach
    • Small Intestine
  2. List the parts of the hind gut (5)
    • Cecum
    • Large Colon
    • Small Colon
    • Rectum
    • Anus
  3. What is the Fore gut Responsible for?
    obtaining and grinding good into easily digestible peices
  4. Where are Concentrated digested and absorbed?
    Fore gut
  5. What is the Epiglottis?
    Muscular flap that closes over the top of the trachea
  6. What are the 4 subdivisions of the stomach?
    • Esophageal
    • Cardiac
    • Fundic
    • Pyloric
  7. What is absorbed in the small intestine?
    • Carbs
    • Proteins
    • Fats
    • Vitamins/Minerals
  8. Name the 3 Subdivisions of the Small Intestine
    • Duodenum
    • Jejunum
    • Ileum
  9. What are the 2 assistants to the Small Intestine?
    Liver and pancreas
  10. What does the Pancreas do?
    Produce enzymes to breakdown protein and carbs
  11. What does the liver do?
    Produces bile that continuously trickles, needed to activate enzymes and emulsifies fat
  12. What are the parts of the Large Intestine?
    • Cecum
    • Colon - large, small and recutm
  13. Where is forage digested?
    Hind gut
  14. What does Hing Gut Fermentation do?
    Digests complex insoluble carbohydrates
  15. What is Lignin?
    Undigestable, found in old plants
  16. What happens during Fermentation?
    Micro-organisms breakdown insoluble carbs
  17. What is the Cecum?
    Fermentation Vat
  18. What is absorbed and digested in the Cecum?
    • Water absorbed
    • Fiber digested
  19. Where is the Cecum located via outside of the body?
    High right flank
  20. How many hours does food usually stay in the cecum for?
    7 hrs
  21. What is one problem of the Cecum?
    Entrance and Exit are very close.
  22. Are Nutrients absorbed in the Cecum?
  23. The Large colon is part of the ______
    Large Intestine
  24. Where are VFA absorbed?
    Large Colon
  25. Name the 4 parts of the Large Colon
    • Right Ventral - Sternal Flexure
    • Left Ventral - Pelvic Flexure
    • Left Dorsal - Diaphragmatic Flexure
    • Right Dorsal
  26. name the 3 Flexures
    • SternalĀ 
    • Pelvic
    • Diaphragmatic
  27. Where are Fecal Balls formed?
    Small colon
  28. Rectum is a part of the _____
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