Are horses ruminants?


Horses are not ruminants, although they are capable of digesting cellulose and other plant-based materials despite lacking a forestomach. The fermentation of plant matter is done in the large intestine, which in horses is massive and complex.

Horses are odd-toed ungulates within the family equidae, which includes zebras and donkeys. The fight-or-flight response of a horse is adept in addition to its sense of balance, making the horse an animal that is quick to flee. Horse breeds are divided into three categories: hot bloods, cold bloods and warm bloods. Hot bloods are used for speed and endurance, while cold bloods are better at slower-paced, heavier work. Warm bloods are a balance of the two, more suitable for activities such as riding.

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Horses are not related to the even toed ruminants (or only very remotely) They developed a simple stomach and a long intestinal tract in order to process fiberous grasses and are
NOT "considered"AREN'T! NOT cattle,etc.that regurgitate cud.obviously.
The have long intestines, bacteria that digest cellulose, etc:
The horse has the lacertus fibrosus. It connects the biceps brachii to the extensor carpi radialis muscle. This structure is part of the stay apparatus of the thoracic limb.
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