What are Cow
magnets are popular with dairy farmers and veterinarians to
help prevent Hardware Disease in cattle. While grazing, cows eat
everything from grass and dirt to nails, staples and bits of
bailing wire (referred to as tramp iron). Tramp iron tends to lodge
in the honeycombed walls of the reticulum, threatening the
surrounding vital organs and causing irritation and inflammation,
known as Hardware Disease. The cow loses her appetite and decreases
milk output (dairy cows), or her ability to gain weight (feeder
stock). Cow magnets help prevent this disease by attracting stray
metal from the folds and crevices of the rumen and reticulum. One
magnet works for the life of the cow.
Cow Magnet Dimension: 3/4” dia. x 3-3/8”
- Durable Its durable structure boasts plated, solid
steel end caps for corrosion prevention and a solid steel connector
rod through the core to reduce breakage in shipping and handling.
No plastic parts involved.
- Stronger Magnetizaton before assembly creates a
consistent pulling force from each section along the length of the
magnet and enhances its overall strength.
- Superior Characteristically, the Ru-Master 5 has
rounder ends and is slightly heavier than the original heavy-duty
cow magnet. These qualities make it easier for the magnet to travel
to the stomach and stay there.
AlNiCo 5 Cow Magnets
Dimension: 1/2” dia. x 3” long
This is the standard cast
Alnico 5 cow magnet with bright, metal finish. It is non-toxic and
non-corrosive in use.
Ceramic 5 Cow Magnets
Dimension: 1/2” x
3/4” x 2-3/4” long
rectangular cow magnet is made of Ceramic 5 (Strontium Ferrite)
magnet material. Its special magnetization pattern causes nails and
other sharp metal objects line up along the length of the magnet
where they are no longer a danger to the cow. The FDA-approved
epoxy coating is gentle on the cow and helps protect the magnet
from chipping. Rounded corners ensure safe and easy passage to the
reticulum. Measures 1/2” x 3/4” x 2-3/4” long.