Appearance and Dynamics of Rumen Motility in Newborn Calves

Y. KOSTOV and V. ALEXANDROVA

University of Forestry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, BG - 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

KOSTOV, Y. and V. ALEXANDROVA, 2010. Appearance and dynamics of rumen motility in newborn calves. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 665-668

The appearance and dynamics of rumen motility in newborn calves were studied by means of radiotelemetry. Rumen contractions were registered right after birth. Their amplitude was growing gradually and that was observed best in the first month after birth.

Key words: rumen motility, telemetry

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