Perforation of the wall of the reticulum by a sharp foreign body often produces peritonitis and can cause involvement of other organs.In cattle the disease is economically important because of severe loss of production and high mortality rate.The objective of this study was to determine the presence and kinds of foreign bodies in apperently healthy buffaloes which were slaughtered in Ahvaz abbattoir.In addition, adhesion of reticulum was studied.The animals (n=200) were selected from both sexes and divided into three age groups(group 1: less than 2.5 years old, group 2: 2.5-5.5 years old and group 3: more than 5.5
years old). Adhesion of reticulum was seen in 43 buffaloes and there were significant difference between sexes and different age groups(p<0.05). In 73 buffaloes, foreign bodies were found. Furthermore, 14 pieces of metalic foreign bodies penetrated the wall of reticulum in 13 buffaloes. According to the presence of foreign bodies,there were no significant difference between sexes and among different age groups (p>0.05). A relation between adhesion and presence of metalic foreign bodies was seen.