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PA202X and PA203X Misco Palm Abbe Digital Dairy™ Refractometers

PA202X and PA203X Misco Palm Abbe Digital Dairy™ Refractometer
PA202X and PA203X Misco Palm Abbe Digital Dairy™ Refractometer
Misco Palm Abbe Digital Dairy™ Refractometer
Misco Palm Abbe Digital Dairy™ Refractometer
Misco Rugged Hard Case
Misco Rugged Hard Case
Misco Rubber Armor Jackets

Prices

  • M-PA202X-DD1: $415.00
  • M-PA202X-DD2: $415.00
  • M-PA203X-DD3: $488.00
  • M-RRAJ-BLK: $29.95
  • M-RRAJ-GRY: $29.95
  • M-RRAJ-ORN: $29.95
  • M-PA-CASE: $29.95
  • M-CAL1N-PA2XX: $62.50

Misco Digital Dairy™ DD-1 Refractometer

The DD-1 Digital-Dairy Refractometer will directly read the percent solids in waste milk and can also measure colostrum quality using the Brix method. The MISCO Digital-Dairy™ refractometers are specifically designed to help professional dairy farmers and calf ranchers to rear healthy calves. They are rugged enough to withstand the demands of farm use, yet precise enough to give laboratory-quality readings.

Nonsalable waste milk has been fed to calves for many years and represents a source of nutrition that is readily available, has few other uses, and is cheaper to feed than whole milk. However, solids content and bacteria levels are two problems associated with waste milk feeding. Since the DD-1 Digital-Dairy refractometer reads directly in solids content, it only takes a few drops of milk to quickly determine the percent solids and adjust them to desired levels with calf milk replacer. Another quick test for bacterial contamination and milk spoilage can be conducted using a pH meter.

 

Misco Digital Dairy™ DD-2 Refractometer

The DD-2 Digital-Dairy Refractometer will provide reliable estimates of the percent solids in waste milk and colostrum quality using the Brix Method, Blood serum total protein concentration scale can be used to to estimate the effects of passive transfer. The MISCO Digital-Dairy™ refractometers are specifically designed to help professional dairy farmers and calf ranchers to rear healthy calves. They are rugged enough to withstand the demands of farm use, yet precise enough to give laboratory-quality readings.

A measure of serum total protein concentration can be used as an indication of passive transfer. There is a close correlation between total protein concentration and IgG levels in calves 24 hours of age. The blood serum total protein test requires a sample of blood serum, not whole blood. Samples must be spun in a centrifuge, or allowed to sit undisturbed for 24 hours, to separate the serum from the whole blood before testing on the refractometer.

The versatile Brix scale can be used to measure the cut-off point separating good colostrum from bad. It can also be used to measure waste milk and calf milk replacer formulations. Nonsalable waste milk has been fed to calves for many years and represents a source of nutrition that is readily available, has few other uses, and is cheaper to feed than whole milk. However, solids content and bacteria levels are two problems associated with waste milk feeding. The DD-2 Digital-Dairy refractometer cannot read solids content directly, that would require the milk solids scale available only on Model DD-1 and DD-3, however you can determine percent solids using the Brix scale and then converting the result into percent solids using equation available from producers of calf milk replacer. Once percent solids have been determined it is easy to adjust the waste milk to desired solids levels with calf milk replacer. Another quick test for bacterial contamination and milk spoilage can be conducted using a pH meter.
 

Misco Digital Dairy™ DD-3 Refractometer

The DD-3 Digital-Dairy Refractometer will provide reliable estimates of colostrum quality (Brix method), blood serum protein concentration, percent solids in waste milk, and calf hydration. The MISCO Digital-Dairy™ refractometers are specifically designed to help professional dairy farmers and calf ranchers to rear healthy calves. They are rugged enough to withstand the demands of farm use, yet precise enough to give laboratory-quality readings.

Calf ranchers and dairy farmers will immediately recognize the importance of colostrum quality. Digital-Dairy DD-3 refractometer can test for colostrum quality using the Brix method. A measure of blood serum protein concentration level can be used as an indication of IgG passive transfer. Blood samples must be spun in a centrifuge, or allowed to sit undisturbed for 24 hours, to separate the plasma from the whole blood before testing on the refractometer.

Mild dehydration can occur without symptoms until it is nearly too late. Whether due to scours or other causes, calves can lose up to six percent of their body weight in fluid before there is any visual indication of dehydration. If dehydration is caught early enough, fluid therapy can reverse it, but the key is catching it early. The large-animal urine specific gravity scale, on the DD-3 Digital-Dairy refractometer, can be used quickly identify at-risk calves.
 

NOTE:  Case and jacket pictured not included.  Click accessories link to add to order.

 

Misco DD-1 Refractometer -  Colostrum Quality & Milk Solids 

The DD-1 Digital Dairy™ Refractometer will directly read the percent solids in waste milk and can also measure colostrum quality using the Brix method.  Model PA202X-003-466

  • M-PA202X-DD1  Colostrum & Milk Solids  $415.00

Misco DD-2 Refractometer - Colostrum Quality & Blood Serum Total Protein 

The DD-2 Digital Dairy™ Refractometer will provide reliable estimates of the percent solids in waste milk and colostrum quality using the Brix method, and a blood serum total protein concentration scale can be used to assess failure of passive transfer.  Model PA202X-003-105

  • M-PA202X-DD2  Colostrum & Blood Serum Total Protein  $415.00

Misco DD-3 Refractometer - Colostrum - Serum Total Protein - Milk Solids - Hydration 

The DD-3 Digital Dairy™ Refractometer will provide reliable estimates of colostrum quality blood serum total protein concentration, the percent solids in waste milk, and calf hydration.  Model PA203X-003-098-105-466

  • M-PA203X-DD3  Colostrum, Serum Total Protein, Milk Solids, Hydration  $488.00

 

Accessories

Link to Order Palm Abbe Accessories

 

MISCO PALM ABBE RUBBER ARMOR JACKET

Adding a Rubber Armor Jacket to a Palm Abbe refractometer increases its durability and provides a better grip.  Made of high-grade silicone rubber, the Rubber Armor Jacket is custom fit and will help protect your Palm Abbe from minor bumps and scratches.

Custom contoured bumpers provide a soft, firm grip while also adding additional shock protection.  The Rubber Armor Jacket is soft to the touch and fits the Palm Abbe like a glove.  It is easily slid over the refractometer and does not have to be removed before use.

The durable jacket is tear and chemical resistant and weighs only 1.8 oz. (51 grams).  There is even a hole on top for a carabiner (included) so that you can hang the Palm Abbe refractometer from your belt loop.  The form-fitting Rubber Armor Jacket fits the Palm Abbe PA201, PA202, and PA203 series instruments and comes in three colors (black, gray, and safety orange).

Although the Rubber Armor Jacket is not guaranteed to completely protect your instrument from damage due to shocks and impacts, it does provide an additional layer of protection and provides a better grip to help you avoid dropping it in the first place.

Order one today and get a better grip on your refractometer!

  • RRAJ-BLK  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in black  $29.95
  • RRAJ-ORN  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in safety orange  $29.95
  • RRAJ-GRY  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in gray  $29.95

 

MISCO PALM ABBE RUGGED CASE

Need proof? Our rugged Proof Case is water-proof, crush-proof, dirt-proof, dust-proof, drop-proof, rain-proof, snow-proof, sink-proof, even goof-proof. It is perfect for providing an additional level of protection when you use your Palm Abbe in demanding environments or when you just want to know that your instrument is safely stored.

The virtually indestructible case has a fitted foam insert that cushions the Palm Abbe in the event of rough handling. Two heavy-duty latches secure the lid against an integral O-ring providing a waterproof seal to 100 feet (30.5 meters) under water.

  • PA-CASE   Misco Rugged Palm Abbe Case  $29.95

 

CERTIFIED CALIBRATION

NIST Traceable Certified Refractometer Calibrations - The MISCO Refractometer Certified Calibration program provides all the requirements for the confirmation of calibration accuracies for refractometers and for the preparation and control of measurement standards traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). The intention of this program is to minimize uncertainty of measurements and minimize the risk of refractometers producing results having unacceptable errors. This program is compliant with International Standard ISO 17025.

  • M-CAL1N-PA2XX  Two-point NIST Traceable Certified Calibration, with Level I documentation  $62.50

 

Link to Order Palm Abbe Accessories