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Gastrointestinal motor functions in ruminants

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Motility and Circulation

  1. Yves Ruckebusch

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060134

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Ruckebusch, Y. 2011. Gastrointestinal motor functions in ruminants. Comprehensive Physiology. 1225–1282.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, National Veterinary School, Toulouse, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Mammalian Herbivore Stomach
    • 1.1
      Morphological Adaptation to Bulky Food
    • 1.2
      Functional Adaptation to Fermentation
    • 1.3
      Functional Adaptation to Absorption
    • 1.4
      Retention Time and Food Propulsion
  • 2
    Forestomach Motility
    • 2.1
      Cyclical Contractions of Reticulorumen
    • 2.2
      Events Associated With Rumination
    • 2.3
      Events Associated With Eructation
    • 2.4
      Cyclical Activity of Omasum
    • 2.5
      Reticular Groove Mechanisms
    • 2.6
      Nervous Control of Forestomach Motility
  • 3
    Stomach Motility
    • 3.1
      Motor Patterns of Activity
    • 3.2
      Duodenal Brake Mechanism
    • 3.3
      Control of Gastric Emptying
  • 4
    Small Intestine Motility
    • 4.1
      Periodic Activity
    • 4.2
      Mixing Versus Propelling Activity
    • 4.3
      Motor Function of Duodenal Bulb
    • 4.4
      Pancreaticobiliary Secretions
    • 4.5
      Nervous Control
    • 4.6
      5-Hydroxy tryptamine
  • 5
    Large Intestine Motility
    • 5.1
      Functional Organization
    • 5.2
      Cecal Motility Patterns
    • 5.3
      Pelleted Feces Formation
    • 5.4
      Neural Influences
  • 6
    Pharmacological Considerations
    • 6.1
      Drugs Affecting Forestomach Motility
    • 6.2
      Drugs Affecting Gastroduodenal Junction
    • 6.3
      Perspectives