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displaced abomasum

A chronic disease of young ruminants in which the abomasum is twisted to the left or to the right of its normal position. Most displacements are detectable on the left side in dairy cattle and are characterized by a distended abomasum trapped under the rumen.
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  • abomasal displacement
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