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Table 2 Results of rumen evaluation in cattle with traumatic reticuloperitonitis

From: Clinical and laboratory findings in 503 cattle with traumatic reticuloperitonitis

Variable Finding Number of cattle Percent
Rumen fill
(n = 495)
Normal 183 37
Reduced 242 49
Fuller than normal 70 14
Rumen motility
(n = 489)
Normal 135 28
Reduced 325 66
Absent 29 6
Ruminal contractions per 2 min.
(n = 502)
Normal (2–3) 268 53
None 146 29
1 72 14
4 to 6 16 3
Stratification
(n = 499)
Normal 185 37
Reduced 195 39
Absent 32 6
Tympanic 51 10
Firm content 36 7