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Table 3 Abomasal content of 10 calves with ruminal drinking syndrome before, during and 15 minutes after ingestion of milk

From: Ultrasonographic examination of the forestomachs and the abomasum in ruminal drinker calves

Variable Time relative to feeding
Before During 15 minutes after
Abomasal leaves distinct 8 9 7
Content homogeneous 0 9 0
Content heterogeneous 10 1 10
Milk recognisable 0 10 10
Milk clotting recognisable 0 0 10
Liquid hypoechoic 9 5 9
Relationship between solid and liquid contents mostly liquid 6 9 4
liquid and solid 4 1 3
mostly solid - - 3
Size of solid particles ≤ 1.0 cm 2 5 1
1.01 – 5.0 cm 8 5 5
> 5.0 cm - - 4