OMIA 001119-9940 : Abomasum, displaced in Ovis aries

In other species: cattle , water buffalo

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: The abomasum is the fourth stomach in ruminants, often called the "true" stomach because of its structural and functional homology with the stomach of non-ruminants. Soon after parturition, the abomasum sometimes becomes distended either to the left (left abomasal displacement) or to the right (right abomasal displacement), resulting in anorexia and acetonaemia.


1997 Shakespeare, A. :
Left displaced abomasum in sheep Veterinary Record 141:527-528, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9416685.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005