herbivore(redirected from non-ruminant herbivore)
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An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.
Etymology: L, herba, grass, vorare, to devour
an animal that subsists mostly or entirely on plants. herbivorous, adj.
herbivoreany animal feeding on plant matter.
one of the Herbivora; animals that subsist in their natural state entirely by eating plants and plant products. In confined management systems foods of animal origin may be included in their diets, e.g. meat meal, fish meal.
monogastric animals, such as horses and rabbits, able to digest roughages and other fibrous feeds in their hindgut.