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The compound digestive system (abomasum, omasum, reticulum and rumen) allow feed, especially high cellulose, to be more thoroughly digested. With a horses simple stomach, as they eat it kind of pushes the partially digested feed out behind them. All ruminants have that advantage.

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> Why are cows more feed efficient
> than horses?
 
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Because they are reumanants and have bacteria that help digest poor quality forage into high quality digestable protein, horses do not, and eat nearly 4X what a cow does, see horses laying out in the pasture for hours,? NO, they are up grazing all the time nearly, because they are so inneficient, I have 4, a waste of good grass if you ask me.

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