Cow Magnets

Cow Magnets

Hurricane Magnets could provide cow magnets either in Alnico or plated ferrite. It is non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe in use, which is the best choice of Dairymen and Vets. The standard cow magnet is made from AlNiCo5, in Dia.1/2”*Length3”. Ferrite is also widely used due to the lower cost.

Why are cow magnets used?
When cows are out for grazing in a beautiful pasture, but sometimes these pastures have wire fences, nails, discarded cans, etc. While grazing, a cow might accidently ingest a piece of metal. This drops to the bottom front of her stomach. Through all the powerful churning of her digestive system as the grass is digested, these pieces of metal can hurt cow’s stomach badly. Leaking digestive juices can cause infections which could be fatal to the cow. This is known as Hardware Disease. Cow magnets are popular with dairy farmers and veterinarians to prevent Hardware Disease. When a smooth magnet is swallowed by a cow, it stays in the first compartment of the stomach, and attracts the stray metal on its way by and holds it in a safe place, so that the metal doesn’t penetrate the stomach wall. Therefore, the magnet is useful for cows' appetite and milk output.