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Cattle Breeding and Cattle Farming
Ruminal Magnet green
• 35 x 35 x 100 mm
• for effective prophylaxis of disease from foreign bodies
• the Ruminal cage magnet in the plastic housing should be inserted in all healthy cattle at the correct time for prevention. Its magnetism is sufficient to collect foreign bodies and retain it within the cage space.
Foreign bodies hidden in feed such as nails, wires and metal splinters represent a major risk to cattle because they are non-selective when eating: they get into the reticulum where they can bore through the stomach wall due to the reticulum contractions required for mixing and further transport of the food.
This usually results in an infection of the abdominal cavity followed by an inflammatory response.
The organs surrounding the reticulum can also be traumatised by this.
The early administration of a magnet to a cow suspected of having a foreign body can lead to recovery of the animal within two to three days.
If the animal is not treated, the foreign body can migrate and cause peritonitis, which can lead to a total loss of the animal.
Even the preventative administration of a magnet has proven successful.