Dept. of Vet. MedicineFaculty of Agric. and Vet. Med.King Saud Univ. Saudia Arabia
Omaso-abomasal impaction associating vagus indigestion ina cow
ByAli H. Sadiek and Ibrahim H. AhmedAn adult cow, 6 years old was admitted to the clinic of the facultyof Agric. and Vet. Med., King Saud Univ. with a history of anorexia,distension of abdomen, passage of dry, scanty feces, moderate salivationand the animal was inclined to move.On clinical examination, marked destension of the abdomen wasnoted, in the form of L- shape, where upper left hunger fossa and lower right abdomen were clearly enlarged. Percussion of left flank revealedtympanic sound and on palpation evidenced marked fluctuation. Atony of the rumen was noticed with steal-band effect on auscultation-percussiontechnique especially over the middle and lower aspect of the leftabdomen. Fluid splashing sound was audible on ballottement of the leftflank indicating presence of massive fluids on the upper sac of the rumen.Pain test (binching of the weather, percussion over the reticular area, forcing the animal to move upward and downward on a hill)evidenced a positive response to pain in a form of grunting sound andopening of the mouth, indicating a possible penetrating sharp object onthe recticuloperitonium, that was strongly suspected on use of minedetector, that revealed a loud positive response on approaching thereticular area.Passage of stomach tube revealed no evidence of obstruction of theupper digestive tract, however stomach tube failed to relief tympany.