Bovine Bloat


* Bloat involves the rumen

* The rumen tends to be in left portion of abdominal cavity

* The rumen always produces gas

* Gas production can be up to 2 L per minute

* Produced gas is expelled up the esophagus (eructation)

* An excess of gas in the rumen is termed bloat

* Ruminal gas may be free-gas or trapped in froth

* Excess ruminal gas may be caused by overproduction

* Excess ruminal gas may be caused by decreased eructation

* Placing a trocar in the left paralumbar fossa may help


* Bloat in cattle--well done article

* Bloat in ruminants

* Bloat (Tympany)

* Forage and bloat

* The left paralumbar fossa-image

* Trocar in the left paralumbar fossa-image

* Trocar for cattle bloat-image

* Ovine bloat-image

* Big rumen ahead--cow is fine--napping in sun