What Is the Chemical Composition of Cow Dung?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 4:42:04 PM ET

Because a cow's stomach includes four different chambers with their own chemical processes and biological functions, the chemical composition of cow dung includes a variety of different substances. These substances include things like microorganisms, products of digestion, secretions from different parts of the digestive tract and the stomach chambers, and water. Of all these different components, the dung is primarily composed of dead organic cells and undigested food.