pertaining to or emanating from the reticulum of the fore-stomachs.
the reticular contraction which terminates in regurgitation. Called also regurgitation cycle.
reticular2 foreign body
sharp, ferrous objects causing traumatic reticuloperitonitis, flakes of lead paint.
the first part of the gastric groove extending from the cardia to the reticulo-omasal orifice.
reticular2 groove malfunction
damage to the ruminal branches of the vagus nerve, or a foreign body lodged in the groove, causes a variety of malfunctions including vomiting when an eructation cycle occurs in the rumen, and failure of the reticulo-omasal orifice to open and allow onward movement of ruminal contents during a ruminal mixing cycle.
a grunt audible on tracheal auscultation which occurs at each reticular contraction; an uncommon observation because the inflammation caused by reticular penetration, and therefore theoretically the grunt, is a potent cause of complete reticuloruminal atony.
not uncommon, especially in the esophageal groove where they interfere with normal ruminal cycles and may cause chronic bloat or vagus indigestion.
reticular2 retention pellet
dense, heavy pellet designed to be taken orally and to lodge, by virtue of its weight, in the reticulum.