Dairy farmers regularly feed their cows a finger-sized magnet to help prevent the stomach-churning ailment, known as “hardware disease”.
Cows in general don’t chew their food before swallowing, especially when consuming hay or grass. In many cases, when cows swallow their feed, metal objects are lurking in between. Some of these objects include nails and wire.
The said metal objects then block the digestive system, or in some cases, collect in the stomach chambers and pierce through the diaphragm and into the heart.
The magnet is inserted via a tube that will ensure the cow swallows it. This will collect all metal objects, preventing the “hardware disease” in future.
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