Veterinary Science & Technology

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An Approach to Rumen pH and Temperature Dynamics during the Bullfight and its Settings


García JJ, Bartolomé DJ, Posado R, Zúñiga JA, Montañés M and Bodas R

The objective of this work is to know the dynamics in the bull ruminal environment (pH and temperature) during the traditional Spanish bullfighting (maximum productive performance) and its previous and later moments. For this, rumen environment of three Lidia bulls has been monitored during the bullfighting and its settings. The bullfighting affects rumen environment by lowering pH and rising temperature. Rumen temperature increases as time progresses as a consequence of physical activity, starting to decrease just after bullfighting. On the contrary, rumen pH does not seem to be correlated to temperature or time.


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