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Left Displaced Abomasum (LDA):
Generally occurs after calving; after birth there is room to move in abdomen and the abomasum will move to the left
Sand Test:
Find a fecal sample. Place into a glass jar, crush and slowly fill with water. Only sand will be left once jar over flows. Only ¼ teaspoon of sand is desirable.
Fore Stomachis Composed of _____, _________ and ________.
Reticulum, rumen, omasum
"True Stomach" in ruminants:
abomasum
Left Displaced Abomasum (LDA):
Generally occurs after calving; after birth there is room to move in abdomen and the abomasum will move to the left
•More common in dairy cattle
•More common than RDA
•Occurs within 6 weeks after calving
•Anorexia and dehydration are common
Causes of LDA:
•High grain/ low roughage diet Lots of gas produced
•Rapid change in diet
•Abomasal Hypomotility (Brought about by Hypocalcemia); relieved by giving Ca supplement
The fibrous mat within the rumen serves what purpose?
Pokes sides of rumen and keeps muscles contracting; “Scratch/ Scrub/ Tickle Factor”
Glycemic Index (GI):
Effect of ingestion of carbohydrate-rich foods on blood glucose