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Rumen microbes and bloat in cattle

Key to the prevention of bloat is understanding the role the bacteria community plays

Bloat is marked by impairment in the ability of cattle to expel gas from the rumen, a process known as eructation. Gases including carbon dioxide and methane are produced during normal fermentation and their accumulation in the rumen causes severe distention of the first two compartments of a cow’s stomach, compressing the lungs and heart […] Read more