Desintec hygiene strategy: Clean water for poultry

Many people take good quality drinking water for granted for poultry for poultry since it is taken from the public water works. However, there is the danger of infection as soon as it is fed into the water system of the enterprises, which spells out a risk for production. Water quality might be described as a black box due to the lack of information on the quality of water.

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A chicken drinks about 1/4 litre of water every day. Its water requirement is thus about twice as high as it feed requirement.Desintec hygiene strategy: Clean water for poultry
A chicken drinks about 1/4 litre of water every day. Its water requirement is thus about twice as high as it feed requirement.

Because of the way their organism develops, day-old chicks need to have a high quality ration available to them to be safe in the first phase of their lives. That applies both to water and feed.

It is important to make checks

This is why it is important to check the drinking water on a regular basis (such as making a microbiological water test or even just a visual check with an endoscope). This is the only way you can guarantee that your hygienic strategy will have success. Providing safe water is one of the most most building blocks for keeping your animals healthy. One possibility is a microbiological water analysis. This analysis makes it possible to distinguish between microorganisms associated with the environment and microorganisms of faecal origin.

This process allows you to determine the origin of the infection while making a check of how well your prior hygienic strategy is working. For instance, microorganisms of a faecal origin can get into the water line in the stall by the water nipple, colonise it and the animal then consumes it. Citrobacter, E.coli, coliforme germs of the intestinal tract or pseudomonas sp. are just a couple of examples for this. Of course, most germs are classified as low-level pathogenic, although they can can cause infections depending upon the number of germs and the variety of the organism of the animal.

Examinations in the recent past have exposed some weak points, which is why it is necessary to streamline the hygienic strategies of individual enterprises hygienic strategies of individual enterprises with regard to any microbial contamination in the drinking trough system. Desintec's hygienic strategy distinguishes the service period from regular disinfection. In the service period, the alkaline cleanser Desintec Ah-tec removes the organic residues from the drinking water system. Then, final disinfection with Virkon H2O is high quality and extremely effective due to its combination and the way the day-old chicks are supplied with drinking water.

Microorganisms of a faecal origin infecting the drinking water should be prevented in occupied stalls starting from the first day of fattening or breeding. The Desintec hygienic strategy projects generating an excess of Desintec chlorine oxide at the drinking nipples to prevent microorganisms of any origin to get into the water line through the drinking nipple. The Desintec hygienic strategy projects generating an excess of Desintec chlorine oxide at the drinking nipples to prevent microorganisms of any origin to get into the water line through the drinking nipple. The Desintec chlorine oxide is regularly added to the drinking water in defined dosages to offer animals water in drinking water quality.

The Desintec Desintec team will be glad to explain the findings of studies to you and support you in revising hygienic strategies for specific enterprises. Andre Stevens, the product manager at Desintec Poultry, will be glad to answer your questions at +49+251+682-1144 and email andre.stevens@agravis.de. 682-1144, andre.stevens@agravis.de.

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