How many stomachs does a cow have?
four look it up cows and their anatomy the right answer is four they do not chew their food at first they just lap it up they then throw it up several times to “chew ” what is known as cud and re-swallow it the whole thing is just nasty and cows fart alot and sometime crap comes flying out straight across the barn floor i have seen it happen i was working this farm when i was in the 10 grade for school and this cow coughed and **** flew out its butt clear across the floor hitting the farmer’s son all over the back of his shirt it was so funny i nearly peed myself and everyone else bust out laughing to death and the gas they have comes from the re-swallowing and re-chewing their food so many times and trust me their farts really stink so the correct answer is four i studied this crap and it is the correct answer just so you know never stand behind a coughing cow LOL
All the ruminants including cows has 4 chambered stomach, and not 4 stomachs. The four compartments are rumen, reticumum, omasum and abomasum.In the first two chambers, the rumen and the reticulum, the food is mixed with saliva and separates into layers of solid and liquid material. Solids clump together to form the cud (or bolus). The cud is then regurgitated, chewed slowly to completely mix it with saliva and to break down the particle size.In omasum water and many of the inorganic mineral elements are absorbed into the blood stream.The abomasum is the direct equivalent of the monogastric stomach (for example that of the human or pig), and digesta is digested here in much the same way. Digesta is finally moved into the small intestine, where the digestion and absorption of nutrients occurs.
We moseyed on over to Yahoo!’s Cows category, where we found a few sites that appeared to have information on the anatomy of a cow. We stopped first at Crazy for Cows and soon found our way to the site’s digestion section. We quickly learned that cows are ruminants. Most ruminants, including the cow, have four stomachs, although camels and some other ruminants have three. The first stomach chamber is called the rumen. This is the chamber in which large amounts of food are stored and softened. After the food is processed and softened in the rumen, it is regurgitated. This substance is called the cud and is chewed again. The chewed cud goes directly to the other chambers of the stomach. In the cow, these chambers are, in order, the reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. Once the cud arrives in the
It is a popular misconception that cows have four stomachs. Cows and many other artidactyls (two-toed hoofed mammals) including deer and goats are ruminants. This means that they digest food mainly in the stomach (as opposed to horses which mainly digest food in the large intestine). A cow does not have four stomachs, its stomach is merely split into four compartments called the Rumen, Reticulum, Omasum, and Abomasum. Their digestion is rather complicated and you could do your own research on it but essentially having four chambers helps break down cellulose, which is a component of grass that is hard to digest. In other words, cows have one stomach.