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Ruminal impaction was studied in buffaloes in and around Jammu region the majority of cases were of animals having ingested fibrous feed material, coarse grain, polythene and jute bags and ropes and nonpenetrating metallic objects. Prominent clinical signs noticed were complete cessation of rumination, impaction and atony of rumen, hardening and pelleted mucous coated dung, and inappetance to anorexia. Haematological alterations revealed reversal of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio. The diseased buffaloes had significantly higher bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, glucose, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine, levels and significantly lower calcium, than the control values. The levels of alkaline phosphatase, total protein, albumin, globulin and phosphorus did not differ significantly from the respective control values.