Excellent video of hardware in a cow. Caution to those who are squeamish.

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Couldn't watch without signing into some age restriction (that ship has sailed!). But hardware is why all my cows, bulls and retained heifers get a magnet. That said, I've still lost a few to "hardware", thanks to booze cruisers that toss their beer bottles in my pastures, a sharp piece of plastic or honey locust thorn.

Not my cow, but this is a magnet removed postmortem.428617598_722145616671951_8448230001173690609_n.jpg
 
Couldn't watch without signing into some age restriction (that ship has sailed!). But hardware is why all my cows, bulls and retained heifers get a magnet. That said, I've still lost a few to "hardware", thanks to booze cruisers that toss their beer bottles in my pastures, a sharp piece of plastic or honey locust thorn.

Not my cow, but this is a magnet removed postmortem.View attachment 45759
I think if you have had an issue in the past magnets are the way to go. Basically in the video he finds a cow i the paddock with symptoms of hardwares and euthanises her. Then does a necropsy and actually finds the wire poking through. He explains short and long wire are fine, its wire about 10cm long that are the problem. He has a series of post mortem videos and each one is fascinating.
 
Good advice and good information about hardwares. This is not my cow but south of where i am.



For anyone that doesn't have an account and wants to watch the video, just go to youtube and enter "enoch cow with hardware disease" and go down to the image with a cow split open... Hardwired for the Happy Hunting Ground

To see the wire getting pulled out you can skip to 8:30 and listen to what he says about the length.
 

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