O & P Veterinary
Engineer Fl. Olesen and Assoc. Professor DVM J. Steen Dirch Poulsen established the
|O & P Veterinary Equipment ApS|
in 1973. Dr Poulsen is
well known within the veterinary world as he has, for many years, been working
with surgical and clinical pathological problems in both large and small animals.
The purpose of the
Company was to produce magnets for treatment and prevention of traumatic
reticulitis in cattle. This disease occurred very often in dairy cattle, costing
the farmers in Denmark around 80 million Danish kroner per year.
The company started to
produce an inexpensive magnet with an excellent quality and ability to catch and
immobilise ferromagnetic foreign bodies in the reticulum of cattle. A tangible
success of this early work in the company can be seen in the decrease in
occurrence of traumatic reticulitis in Danish cattle due to the preventative and
therapeutic use of magnets in heifers.
Since the seventies the
company has developed and is now the producer of many other veterinary items for
both large and small animals marked by the brand name
The products produced by
the company are only marketed through wholesalers throughout the world reaching
approximately 20 different countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.