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Abomasum - abomasum - no log of your work

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1

What is the first structure you will come across on the right flank of the cow?

Curtain of omentum, duodenum running along it horizontally

2

In LDA how does omentum differ?

Omentum feels tight and stretched - omentum slackens off when it has been righted and duodenum starts to have ingesta passing through it

3

What is the first structure you come across on the left flank?

Rumen , spleen cranially, reticulum ventral cranially

4

Which side do you usually enter for a c section?

Left

5

Which side do you enter for a LDA?

Right

6

When does LDA usually occour?

Transition from dry to milking cow. Loss of foetus ^ space in abdomen. Diet changed. Overflow of VFAs from rumen -> paralysed abomasum. No one knows exactly.

7

Why may cows presenting with LDA sometimes not show signs when they reach vets?

Bumpy journey has shaken abomasum back into place

8

What happens to the pylorus in RDA?

Moves ventrally -> under abomasum -> torsion

9

How can gas be removed from the abomasum?

Stick a needle in! Cows will NOT get peritonitis (only local)