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A simple technique for measurement of pressure in the tympanitic rumen of cattle
  1. CB Turner and
  2. TD Whyte


The construction and method of use of a simple device for the non-invasive measurement of intra-rumenal pressure is outlined. Results obtained from calves suffering from increased intra-rumenal pressure (bloat) are shown. The method is capable of quantifying pressures involved in bloat and could be used to augment the visual assessment of bloat scoring.

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