Clean drinking water
The importance of drinking water quality is often underestimated, even though it is the most crucial nutrient for animals. Water is a necessity for vital functions such as digestion, growth, body temperature and transporting nutrients and waste products in and from the body.
Consequently, high quality drinking water is indispensable to maintain the animals’ health and ensure optimal development. An optimal feed intake and efficient digestion requires clean and tasty drinking water.
Drinking water quality
Sufficient, clean, healthy and reliable drinking water, that’s what a proper water supply must provide. Once this drinking water enters your farm, it is important that all animals always have sufficient access to it. In addition, the water must be clean, which means: clear, colourless and odourless. It also must not contain excess or harmful substances and must be free of bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms. Finally, it is important to regularly verify these values, to ensure that your water is and remains reliable.
How to verify the quality of drinking water
The first step is to verify the quality of inbound drinking water (physical, chemical and microbial values) and the pipe work inside the stable (physical: diameter, material, dead angles, etc.). Once both parameters meet the basic criteria, HyCare can be implemented.
After entering the stable, the water subdivides to the individual units and drinking points for the animals. The temperature inside the stable enables harmful bacteria to prosper inside a biofilm (such as E. coli, salmonella, clostridium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, campylobacter, etc.). This allows bacteria to spread throughout the company, which is exactly why all pipes are thoroughly cleaned when working with HyCare. Once this is done, a proven method is used to ensure that the drinking water remains low in pathogens, clean and tasteful.
Clean drinking water in relation to the other HyCare pillars
This thorough approach to drinking water pipes and the quality of the water itself results in optimal drinking water quality. While this contributes to healthier animals, implementing it as a stand-alone measure does not suffice for creating the highest level of biosecurity. It is equally important to seal all surface pores of walls and floors inside the stable and ensure they remain germ-free. In addition, broilers also need optimal care in the form of the right nutrients and acids to perform optimally.
What solutions does the HyCare method bring regarding “Clean drinking water” for broilers?
The five HyCare pillars
Pathogens cannot settle if all pores in surfaces are sealed
Clean drinking water
Clean and tasty drinking water is indispensable for keeping your animals healthy
A thorough cleaning and disinfection process creates a germ-free living environment
Optimal care for animals enables them to perform optimally
Pest free stables
Prevent pathogens from being introduced and spreading in your stable by stopping pest
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