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A manometric; method, permitting quantitative determination of the acid, CO2 and methane produced during fermentation, was used in assaying the microbial activity in ruminal contents from cattle, removed by stomach tube. Ingesta with a high rate of fermentation showed a greater difference between...

Hungate, R. E.; Fletcher, D. W.; Dougherty, R. W.; Barrentine, B. F.
Applied Microbiol., 1955, 3, pp 161-173

Experiments were made (a) to find if gases can be absorbed from the rumen, (b) to find the effect of increased intra-ruminal pressure, and (c) to find the effect of the individual rumen gases on sheep and cows.
In experiments on sheep an increase in carbon dioxide was demonstrated in the portal...

Dougherty, R. W.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1940, 96, pp 43-46