A muscular structure at the lower end of the esophagus that, when closed, forms a tube allowing milk to go directly into the abomasum. (This prevents milk from being fermented or soured by the ruminal microorganisms). [ http://www.extension.org/pages/16468/esophageal-groove ]

Synonyms: ruminant reticular groove

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Term information

taxonomic disambiguation
esophageal groove

taxonomic disambiguation
reticular groove

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The formation of the esophageal groove is controlled by neural stimulation from suckling and milk proteins. This means milk, colostrum, and milk replacer bypass the rumen, while water enters it

has broad synonym

reticular groove

esophageal groove

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UBERON:0010229