. Fig. (J4. This illustration shows an opening into the rumen for the purpose of a mechanical removal of its contents. to be cut through, beginning from about the same spot as that spoken of as the site for puncture of the rumen, viz. about a hand's breadth from the projection of the hip and a hand's breadth from the last rib. The incision is to be carried directly downwards for about six inches. Then the inner layer and the peritoneum are to be divided, the rumen being thereby exposed. An incision big enough to allow of the entrance of the hand must be made in the rumen, near the top of the i

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. Fig. (J4. This illustration shows an opening into the rumen for the purpose of a mechanical removal of its contents. to be cut through, beginning from about the same spot as that spoken of as the site for puncture of the rumen, viz. about a hand's breadth from the projection of the hip and a hand's breadth from the last rib. The incision is to be carried directly downwards for about six inches. Then the inner layer and the peritoneum are to be divided, the rumen being thereby exposed. An incision big enough to allow of the entrance of the hand must be made in the rumen, near the top of the i
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. Fig. (J4. This illustration shows an opening into the rumen for the purpose of a mechanical removal of its contents. to be cut through, beginning from about the same spot as that spoken of as the site for puncture of the rumen, viz. about a hand's breadth from the projection of the hip and a hand's breadth from the last rib. The incision is to be carried directly downwards for about six inches. Then the inner layer and the peritoneum are to be divided, the rumen being thereby exposed. An incision big enough to allow of the entrance of the hand must be made in the rumen, near the top of the incision. The exposed edges of that organ must then be lield, and retained in firm grasp by suitable hooks, or better still, the rumen must be secured to the outer skin by means of metallic sutures. A thin linen clotli, or a large silk handkerchief, or a good-sized towel is to be carefully introduced into the pauncli in a grooved manner so ns to act the part of a bridge, over wiiich a large