OMIA:000631-9913 : Megaoesophagus, generic in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: dog , domestic ferret , domestic cat , horse , llama , goat , sheep

Categories: Digestive / alimentary phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Dilatation and atony of the body of the oesophagus, usually associated with asynchronous function of the oesophagus and the caudal oesophageal sphincter. Causes regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia. This disorder occurs in many different forms, many of which are not inherited.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2006). OMIA:000631-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2006 [No authors listed] :
Macroscopic findings of idiopathic congenital megaoesophagus in a calf. Vet Rec 158:26, 2006. Pubmed reference: 16400101.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 31 May 2006