rumenitis

rumenitis

inflammation of the rumen commonly caused by carbohydrate engorgement. Also a result of ingestion of irritating substances such as crude oil or oil products. The lesions can be classified as necrobacillary, necrotizing.
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If large amounts of grain are put out all at once, a digestive ailment called rumenitis can develop.
It has long been recognized that ruminants switching from a natural diet of browse (a cellulose-based diet) to one of more readily digestible carbohydrates (a starch-based diet), such as corn and wheat, are predisposed to developing conditions such as enterotoxemia, polioencephalomalacia, acute rumenitis, liver abscesses, laminitis, and to sudden death.
Key words: Agriculture, Alces alces, feeding, grain overload, moose, mortality, rumenitis.
Rumenitis was diagnosed in 30 of 108 free-ranging white-tailed deer examined in Saskatchewan; rumenitis and rumen overload were determined to be the causes of death of 5 of these deer (Wobeser and Runge 1975).
The history of case C being observed by the warden as healthy in a field the day prior to its euthanasia, its clinical signs of recumbancy and kicking, and the postmortem findings of acute rumenitis and hemorrhagic enteritis are highly indicative of grain overload.
If large amounts of grain are provided all at once, a digestive ailment called rumenitis can develop.