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.

Reference


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