Electric Stimulation of Rumen in Calves

Y. KOSTOV and V. ALEXANDROVA
University of Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, BG-1756 Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

KOSTOV, Y. and V. ALEXANDROVA, 2009. Electric stimulation of rumen in calves. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 15: 100-103

The effects of telemetric registration and electric stimulation on rumen motility were studied in calves up to 2 months of age. Electric impulses were found to exercise a positive effect on the frequency of rumen contractions and their total motility. Experiments were carried out on both clinically healthy calves and calves with gastrointestinal disorders.

Key words: electrical stimulation, rumen motility, telemetry

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