I was wondering if anybody knows if putting a magnet in a cow that possibly has hardware disease would hurt her worse if whatever might be in there would move in the wrong direction. ( have just been reading up on it and she has alot of the symptoms) The symptoms have been there for quite a long time thinking back on it . The last time we had the vet look at her we were treating her for her feet because of how she was walking and that was more than a year ago. Now putting symptoms together - walking tenderly, a little hunched over, decreased manure output ( little at a time) not very active, coughs sometimes. She is a very fat cow and loves to eat, so we always put a lot of these things to being over weight and have been trying to get her to get in better condition by cutting her grain. She has not gotten bred for 3 years in a row but someone has always talked me into giving her 1 more chance! Now if she is not bred she is down the road ! If she does have hardware disease , can I still send her in for hamburger or is there a way that that affects the meat? Thanks for your help!