On the control of caecal motility in sheep.

  title={On the control of caecal motility in sheep.},
  author={Jean Fioramonti and Yves Ruckebusch},
  journal={Annales de recherches veterinaires. Annals of veterinary research},
  volume={9 3},
The electrical activity of the terminal ileum and of the caecum was recorded continuously from chronically implanted electrodes in 8 ewes fed on hay ad libitum. The caecum even as an isolated pouch showed a cyclic activity closely linked tho the frequency of myoelectric complexes on the terminal ileum. This phenomenon disappeared in the absence of myoelectric complexes. The distention of an isolated caecal pouch induced local changes in the electrical activity with disappearance of the cyclic… CONTINUE READING