For SX.1 boluses, this date is the expiration date. The bolus should be activated by this date.
No, smaXtec Classic/pH Plus Boli are to be used exclusively for cattle.
Can the use of a smaXtec Classic/pH Plus Bolus in the reticulum of a cow have negative consequences?
In several years of use, no cases of impairment have been reported. The German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – DLG) tested the resistance of the sensor to rumen fluid; and the US Food and Drug Administration approved the sensor after detailed examination.
No, the smaXtec Classic Bolus/pH Plus Bolus remains in the reticulum and cannot be taken out.
Usually, it takes about 24 hours until the bolus arrives in its final position in the reticulum. In rare cases, it can take up to 10 days. The bolus then remains in the same position due to its own weight.
What is the minimum body weight for an animal to have a smaXtec Classic/pH Plus Bolus administered? What is the reason for the minimum body weight?
The minimum body weight for bolus application for both sensors is 450 kg when administered by trained staff (approximately 18 months for Holstein cows) and 300 kg when administered under veterinary supervision. The limiting factor is the diameter of the oesophagus.
Boluses are administered just as other types of boluses using a bolus applicator. We recommend using the smaXtec bolus applicator.
All smaXtec SX.1 boluses have an internal memory, in which the data is saved for upto 50 days. The data cannot be lost within this period. After the 50-day period, new data will replace the oldest data.
No, the battery in the boluses cannot be changed.