from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition of cattle in which a loop or knuckle of intestine enters a tear in the peritoneum and is held between the remains of the spermatic cord and the anterior margin of the hip-bone, causing obstruction to the passage of excrement and exciting an inflammation which terminates in gangrene and death. Also called
  • n. The twisting or knotting of the bowels of animals, causing severe colicky pains. Same as volvulus in man.


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