What are the steps in animal nutrition?

Nutrition in Animals take place in 5 steps

  1. Ingestion
  2. Digestion
  3. Absorption
  4. Assimilation
  5. Egestion

Let’s look at them one by one


The process of taking food into the body is known as Ingestion.



The process in which the food containing large insoluble substances is broken down into smaller water soluble units (which can be absorbed by the body) is known as digestion.



The process in which digested food passes through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream is called absorption.



The process in which absorbed food is taken in by the body cells and used for energy , growth and repair is known as assimilation.



The process by which leftover food waste is removed from the body is known as egestion.

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