Abomasal Fistula Technique for Goats

Akimune UKAI, Tsutomu FUJIHARA, Fumio SHIBATA, Iwao TASAKI
1973 Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho  
STEWART and NICOLAI1) reported an abomasal fistula techique for young calves in the left para lumbar fossa, and DRIEDGER et al. 2) also reported a technique for sheep in the right side using a long silicone cannula. These techniques had the advantage that animals could be easily poured-fed without leakage around the cannula, but ruminal function was considered to be disturbed because of displacement of the abomasum, and moreover, the narrow and long cannula in the latter case was not suitable
more » ... r infusion of a large amount of feed. We have established a simple abomasal fistula technique for goats without displacement of the abomasum. After 2-day fasting the goat was anesthetized by intravenous injection of 10mg sodium pentobarbital per kg of body weight, and was placed on a operating table left side down.
doi:10.2508/chikusan.44.625 fatcat:ycll6omte5h4vneoe47hjpd7vq