Assessment of the ruminant digestive system.

J. K. House, Bradford Smith, G. Fecteau, D. C. VanMetre

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Evaluation of the gastrointestinal system of ruminants is a logical progression of investigation and elimination. Important aspects of the animal's history pertinent to the gastrointestinal system are described. A systematic, comprehensive technique for physical examination is presented with emphasis on the digestive and lymphatic systems. Examples of potential signs of disease are provided for each body section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-202
Number of pages14
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals


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