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Rumen cannulation: procedure and use of a cannulated bovine.

Research paper by Shelie L SL Laflin, David P DP Gnad

Indexed on: 13 May '08Published on: 13 May '08Published in: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice



Abstract

Rumen cannulation can be done on a healthy animal currently in the herd with minimal expense. The surgery is no more difficult than most other routine surgical procedures performed by bovine practitioners. A cannulated animal provides a long-term, readily available source of rumen content that can be used to transfaunate herd mates that have suffered various digestive upsets.