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Ultrasonography of the abomasum in 30 Saanen goats


Braun, Ueli; Jacquat, D (2012). Ultrasonography of the abomasum in 30 Saanen goats. Research in Veterinary Science, 92(2):295-298.

Abstract

This report describes the findings of ultrasonographic examination of the abomasum in 30 goats. A 5.0 MHz linear transducer was used to scan the left and right paramedian regions, the linea alba and the right abdominal wall of standing goats. The abomasum appeared as a heterogeneous, moderately echogenic structure with echogenic stippling. The abomasum could be seen from the linea alba in all the goats. The abomasal folds were easily identified in 19 goats and appeared as prominent echogenic bands. The cranial visible limit of the abomasum was −0.3 [2.34] cm from the xyphoid, and the caudal limit was 10.3 [3.08] cm caudal to the xyphoid. The visible length of the abomasum was 10.7 [1.96] cm and the maximum width 30.2 [7.43] cm. The height of the abomasum was 6.7 [1.79] cm.

Abstract

This report describes the findings of ultrasonographic examination of the abomasum in 30 goats. A 5.0 MHz linear transducer was used to scan the left and right paramedian regions, the linea alba and the right abdominal wall of standing goats. The abomasum appeared as a heterogeneous, moderately echogenic structure with echogenic stippling. The abomasum could be seen from the linea alba in all the goats. The abomasal folds were easily identified in 19 goats and appeared as prominent echogenic bands. The cranial visible limit of the abomasum was −0.3 [2.34] cm from the xyphoid, and the caudal limit was 10.3 [3.08] cm caudal to the xyphoid. The visible length of the abomasum was 10.7 [1.96] cm and the maximum width 30.2 [7.43] cm. The height of the abomasum was 6.7 [1.79] cm.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Date:2012
Deposited On:02 Apr 2012 09:41
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 12:20
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0034-5288 (P) 1532-2661 (E)
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2011.03.013
PubMed ID:21497869

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