Differential effect of acid meals on abomasal emptying and secretion in the milk-fed calf.


Preruminant (milk-fed) calves were prepared with an abomasal and re-entrant duodenal cannulae to assess the effect of acid test meals on abomasal emptying and secretion. Isotonic saline meals acidified with hydrochloric acid to pH 2 instilled directly into the abomasum did not affect abomasal emptying or acid and pepsin secretion when compared with saline… (More)


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