Motor profile of the ruminant colon: hard vs soft faeces production
The spiral colon, despite its similarity in ovine and bovine species is only the site of pellet formation in sheep. This peculiarity is associated with a permanent and localized contractile activity of the ovine spiral colon instead of 5-min periods of continuous activity migrating slowly aborally in cattle.
KeywordsContractile Activity Continuous Activity Pellet Formation Motor Profile Bovine Species
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