What is saliva consists of?

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Saliva contains enzymes for the breakdown of fat (lipase) and starch (amylase) which is used to buffer the pH levels within the reticulum and rumen. The amount of saliva that is produced by the animal will depend greatly on the amount of time spent chewing as this aids the stimulation of saliva production. If saliva is needed for the breaking down of feedstuff within the rumen then, potentially if more saliva were produced there would...
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