Rumen Function

A. Bannink, S. Tamminga

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


This chapter deals with the effects of dietary changes on the fermentation processes in the rumen and their consequences for the amount and type of nutrients delivered to the ruminant host, as well as the mathematical description of these processes. In addition to the fermentation in the lumen, the tissues in the rumen wall are also of importance for rumen function (Bergman, 1990).
Therefore, in this chapter some effort is also made to identify the interactions between the functioning of the rumen wall and events taking place in the lumen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantitative Aspects of Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism
EditorsJ. Dijkstra, J.M. Forbes, J. France
Place of PublicationWallingford
PublisherCAB International
ISBN (Print)9780851998145
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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