17-Title: Ultrasonographic evaluation of fore-stomach in goats
Authors: Neetu Arora and TK Gahlot
Source: Ruminant Science (2012)-1(1):77-80.
How to cite this manuscript: Arora Neetu and Gahlot TK (2012). Ultrasonographic evaluation of fore-stomach in goats. Ruminant Science 1(1):77-80.
The present study was undertaken in 3 male goats, aged 1 year to evaluate the ultrasonographic anatomy of the rumen, reticulum and omasum using 2.5-5 MHz convex probe. Initially, the wall of rumen, reticulum and omasum brought from the local slaughter house of male goats was studied using a convex probe through a water filled balloon placed on these organs. The reticulum was examined ultrasonographically over the ventral abdominal area to the right of midline, over the midline and left of midline. Imaging of ruminal wall and reticulum was also attempted from intercostal spaces of goats. The transducer was placed on left ventral thoracic region for assessing reticular motility. Rumen and reticulum were visible from all sites except right 7th intercostal space where rumen was not visible. Omasum was seen through right 6th and 7th intercostal space and right paramedian site. A characteristic biphasic contraction cycle showing reticular motility was seen in all experimental animals. One biphasic reticular contraction per minute was recorded during a 10 minute observation period.
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