Ovium is Latin for Sheep. “The X-line” uses OviX as the collective name for all sheep. Sheep belong to the family of ruminants. This means that pre-digestion takes place before all the contents are ultimately sent to the final stomach compartment (abomasum). Just like cows, sheep also have four stomach compartments. Most sheep are sensitive to copper, so Deli Nature OviX has no extra copper added to the grain or muesli.