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Simple Indigestion in ruminants

Simple Indigestion in ruminants



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Predisposing factors, pathogenesis, diagnosis, Ali Sadiek. Ref.: Own exper., Merks Vet. Manual
Predisposing factors, pathogenesis, diagnosis, Ali Sadiek. Ref.: Own exper., Merks Vet. Manual

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Simple indigestionSimple indigestion--Ruminal AtonyRuminal Atony
The simple accumulation of excessive quantitiesof relatively indigestible feed may physicallyimpair rumen function for 24-48 hr.
The disease is common in hand-fed dairy andbeef cattle and rarely seen in sheepCauses1.It may bepredisposedby late pregnancy, old age, traumatic reticuloperitonitis, exhaustion, lack ofwater.2.Sudden ingestion of excessivequantities ofhighly palatable feeds such as corn or grasssilage; or excessive quantities of relativelyindigestible, poor-quality roughage during winter.3.During drought, cattle and sheepmay be forcedto eat large quantities of poor-quality straw,bedding, or scrub.
Simple indigestionSimple indigestion--Ruminal AtonyRuminal Atony
4.Sudden change in feed:-Using spoiled or frozen feeds,-Introducing urea to a ration, oral antibioticsand sulpha-Turning cattle onto a lush cereal grainpasture,-Introducing feedlot cattle to a high-level grainration.5.Ingestion of placentasby postparturientcows.6.Ingestion of plastic bags, skin, clothes, dust,sand, licking of hair and wool (phytobezoars)7.It may followruminal acidosiscaused by excessive fermentation or putrefaction ofingested feed.

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