Anatomy: Bovine

Bovine Respiratory System

Watch the video below to see the inflation of real cow lungs! 

Bovine Digestive Tract

The cow’s digestive tract consists of the mouth, the esophagus (Node îmehen), a complex 4-compartment stomach (Tethi), the small intestine (Sube), and the large intestine (Sube). The stomach includes the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and the abomasum. Cows are foregut fermenters, which means that the majority of the digestion of their food occurs within their 4-compartment stomach. Food travels from the esophagus into the rumen, from the rumen into the reticulum, from the reticulum into the omasum, and from the omasum into the abomasum.