To monitor your transition program, fine-tune and target bolus treatment postpartum, determine the efficacy of supplements given during the dry period, for testing individual cows suspected of low calcium, to test downer cows not responding to calcium treatments, and to have a deeper understanding of your herd's health, giving you peace of mind. Discover more benefits here.
Sensitivity and specificity of over 90% was observed in our on-farm trials.
Yes, it is known that up to 25% of heifers are effected by subclinical hypocalcemia.
We have developed the ‘Calciulator’, an interactive online tool that will allow you to evaluate the cost-effectiveness.
Yes, there is a one-year warranty from date of purchase for non-accidental malfunction. Please contact us here.
It is a good practice to recharge the device after each use. When the device is connected to your phone via bluetooth, the CPS app will give you a reading of the battery charge level.
This is dependent on the size of your herd and desired workflow. We recommend 1 device per 100 head as a general guideline. Designed for the farm, our devices are tough & long-lasting, and backed by our 1-year warranty.
Only the left port should be used at this time. The additional port will be used in future tests that are currently under development.
Performing the test cow-side will introduce the least variation into the results. The test strips are heating on the device to eliminate the variation in environmental temperature.
Immediately after taking the sample, mix the sample by shaking the syringe vigorously for 15 seconds. We recommend mixing for 10 seconds, pausing for 5 seconds, and then mixing for another 5 seconds. Then, expel 0.1ml of blood before applying to testing chip to account for dead-space.
The sample should be mixed for at least 15 seconds total. It is problematic to mix for less time, as ample time and mixing is required for a full reaction to take place for the most accurate result.
The small dead-space at the hub of the syringe does not mix as well and may not give representative results.
Depending on the environmental temperature, the sooner the test can be performed, the better for more accurate results. We recommend taking the test within 10 minutes to limit the environmental impact on the blood sample.
Put the tip of the syringe to the tip of the yellow window opposite to the bland white strips end of the testing strip.
After mixing for 15 seconds and expelling 0.1ml of blood, very little blood is needed to fill the strip. You should not need to use the plunger to force the blood into the strip. Merely touch the tip of the strip with the tip of the syringe.
Either of these options will work, however, you may find it easier to fill the strip prior to inserting into the device.
Yes, it is important that you take as close to 1ml as possible to ensure a representative reading.
This can occur from time to time. First, reinsert the strip and try again. If it still does not work, repeat the process with a new strip. If the problem persists, please contact us here.
Yes, the pad below the testing chip insert is a heated platform that warms the sample & strip to a standardized temperature.
If you test in direct sunlight, especially in the warmer months, the device may become too hot. When the device gets too hot, it will shut down. It is recommended that you keep your device shaded in high temperatures.
No. Not only is this unsanitary and potentially dangerous to the next cow, reusing a syringe will not give an accurate reading because the reagent has already been used.