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n. pl. ab·o·ma·sa (-sə)
The fourth division of the stomach in ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, and deer, in which digestion takes place.

[New Latin abomāsum : Latin ab-, ab- + Latin omāsum, tripe; see omasum.]

ab′o·ma′sal (-səl) adj.


(Zoology) of or relating to the abomasum
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Adj.1.abomasal - relating to the abomasum (the fourth compartment of the stomach of ruminants)abomasal - relating to the abomasum (the fourth compartment of the stomach of ruminants)
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1 N HCl solution containing pepsin (1 g/L; Sigma P7000; Sigma, Oakville, ON, Canada) for 1 h at 39[degrees]C, which could be served as the abomasal digestion.
She said an increased risk of type 2 ostertagiosis is also likely this winter with large numbers of larvae inhibited in the abomasal wall due to a late challenge from autumn pastures.
were detected in the abomasal contents, and Trichostrongyle spp.
The necropsy revealed abomasal congestion, petechial hemorrhages and mucosal suffusions.
It has expanded and new conditions like congenital vertebral malformation, erythropoietic porphyria, incarcerated umbilical hernia, bleeding calf syndrome, besnoitiosis, tail sequestrum, rib fracture, abomasal impaction, tuberculosis, cardiac tamponade from tire wire, digital dermatitis, crushed tail head, BVD/MD retinopathy, botulism, fatty liver syndrome, persistent preputial frenulum, ischemic teat necrosis, and jejunal hemorrhagic syndrome.
Epidemiology of abomasal nematodes of sheep in Sweden with particular reference to over-winter survival strategies.
12] Holtenius, K, Sternbauer, K and Holtenius, P 2000: The effect of plasma glucose level on abomasal function in dairy cows.
Hardware can also be confused with an abomasal ulcer.
High haptoglobin levels have been reported in the blood of cattle with mastitis, metritis, pyometra, traumatic reticulitis, abomasal displacement, traumatic pericarditis, bacterial nephritis, and hepatic lipidosis.
Cows were randomly assigned to one of three treatments: i) ruminal and abomasal infusion with water (Control); ii) ruminal infusion with cornstarch solution and abomasal infusion with water (Rumen); iii) ruminal infusion with water and abomasal infusion with cornstarch solution (Abomasum).
Se tomaron muestras de pulmon y liquido abomasal para realizar cultivo bacteriologico (aerobicos y microaerofilos), cultivo y test de inmunofluorescencia directa para la deteccion de Campylobacter fetus.
Influence of ruminal or abomasal starch hydrolysate infusion on pancreatic exocrine secretion and blood glucose and insulin concentrations in steers.