Dr Don is showing you the importance of ketone screening in high production cows. Dairy farmers are using PORTACHECK as a part of good Dairy Management and herd health.
The BHBCheck Plus blood ketone test strips are thin strips contain a chemical reagent system for use with the BHBCheck Plus Meter to measure the beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) ketone concentration in bovine whole blood. Fresh venous blood is applied to the end tip of the test strip, then automatically absorbed into the reaction cell where the reaction takes place. A transient electrical current is formed during the reaction and the blood BHB concentration is calculated based on the electrical current detected by the meter.
The BHBA meter display provides plasma equivalent results in millimoles BHB per litre of blood (mmol/L).