Auscult the Right Abdomen

Auscultation on the right side is primarily performed to assess intestinal borborygmi.  This is more meaningful in the neonate and young kid/lamb that has yet to develop their rumen.  The total absence of sounds as well as ventral distention should be investigated by pursuing further diagnostics.


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Copyright 1999-2001
New Bolton Center Field Service Department
Students:  Keith Javic - Class of 2003, C. Nikki Conroy - Class of 2003