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As mentioned above, in ruminants dietary carbohydrates are fermented to short chain VFA in the rumen and often less than 10% of the body glucose requirements are absorbed as preformed glucose from the ruminant digestion tract (Young, 1977; Donkin and Armentano, 1995).
Other herbaceous species exhibit varying levels of viability after ruminant digestion.