Effect of salt and water balance on colonic motility of white leghorn roosters.

The motility of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract of white leghorn roosters was observed by radiographic methods. Intracolonic pressure changes were recorded, and the mechanical activity of the colon was quantified using strain gauges that were attached to the serosa. Two types of retrograde contraction waves were observed: small fast peristaltic… CONTINUE READING