Goals / Objectives Non-ruminant herbivores are not as efficient in the utilization of dietary fiberas are ruminants. RUMINANT DIGESTIVE SYSTEM The ruminant digestive system has a large stomach divided into four compartments—the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and the abomasum. Ruminants chew plant matter to mix it with saliva and swallow. The ruminant and the non-ruminant digestive systems are very different. This digestive system is present in cattle, cow, sheep, deer, and goat. Many different species of ruminant animals are found around the world. lymphatic system, in contrast to short- and medium-chain FA (