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Table 4 Expansion of the abomasum from the ventral midline to the left and right in ten calves with ruminal drinking syndrome before ingestion of milk (mean, sd, min., max.)

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

Localisation Expansion to the left (cm) Expansion to the right (cm)
Number of calves Mean ± sd (range) Number of calves Mean ± sd (range)
6. ICS 7 8.7 ± 3.03 6 6.5 ± 6.24
(4.5 – 13.0) (0.0 – 14.5)
7. ICS 10 11.5 ± 5.13 9 8.4 ± 4.84
(3.0 – 19.5) (0.0 – 15.5)
8. ICS 10 12.8 ± 5.63 9 9.3 ± 4.34
(4.0 – 22.0) (0.0 – 14.0)
9. ICS 10 11.8 ± 5.09 9 10.0 ± 5.08
(4.0 – 18.0) (0.0 – 17.5)
10. ICS 10 11.9 ± 6.09 9 9.83 ± 4.62
(3.5 – 19.0) (0.0 – 14.0)
11. ICS 9 10.8 ± 7.30 8 11.3 ± 3.81
(0.0 – 20.0) (4.5 – 15.5)
12. ICS 8 13.8 ± 6.85 7 10.4 ± 4.74
(4.5 – 24.0) (0.0 – 14.0)
Cranial flank 5 13.6 ± 8.51 4 10.3 ± 3.80
(4.5 – 23.5) (5.0 – 13.5)
Caudal flank 4 13.5 ± 4.81 2 4.3 ± 6.01
(8.5 – 20.0) (0.0 – 8.5)
  1. ICS Intercostal space.