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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 1184–1185 | Cite as

Motor profile of the ruminant colon: hard vs soft faeces production

  • Y. Ruckebusch
  • J. Fioramonti
Specialia

Summary

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.

Keywords

Contractile Activity Continuous Activity Pellet Formation Motor Profile Bovine Species 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Ruckebusch
    • 1
  • J. Fioramonti
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de PhysiologieEcole Nationale VétérinaireToulouse Cédex(France)

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