In 2013 the University of Kentucky’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences in Lexington, KY trialed some of our boluses with the intention of monitoring how the rumen pH responds to an acidosis challenge. Unfortunately one of the boluses failed before the acidosis challenge was performed but they did still manage to get clear data from the others.
Despite the fact they didn’t manage to induce acidosis they still got a clear picture of how the rumen pH fluctuated daily and responded to the changes in feed. Changes in mean pH between the four study periods do show that the pH dropped during the acidosis challenge and subsequently recovered shortly after.
We are constantly improving our bolus design and manufacturing process to prevent failures such as the one experienced in this study.
You can see the poster that was created for the trial below.