Investigations on the stratification of forestomach contents in ruminants: an ultrasonographic approach

  title={Investigations on the stratification of forestomach contents in ruminants: an ultrasonographic approach},
  author={Andreas C Tschuor and Marcus Clauss},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
The degree of stratification in the reticulorumen contents is considered a major explanatory factor for other morphological and physiological differences between ruminant feeding types. However, information on reticulorumen (RR) contents is usually gathered from dead animals or indirect such as passage kinetics. We hypothesized that, although the contents of the gastrointestinal tract can usually not be evaluated by ultrasonography, the three typical layers of stratified RR contents (gas dome… CONTINUE READING


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