Studies on experimental models used for nutritional and biological research: a technique of permanent installation of Kumen cannulae in the Nigerian cattle
The proeedure .found suitable. for cannula ting the rumen of some indigenous breeds of cattle in Nigeria for nutritional analysis and bioassays has been described. The viability of the technique relative to others suggested for exoticruminants,is reviewed. The anatomical location for a successful implantation in order to reduce complications to the hearest minimum has been suggested . The maintenance of the implanted cannulae for the purpose of keeping the modified experimental model in perfect health is discussed.
Key Words: Experimental Models, Nutritional Biological Research, Rumen Cannulation