Water is the vital material for the survival of every animal. All over the world, many people are deprived of pure and safe drinking water. So where all people are deprived of 100% pure water, the issue of safe water for animals may seem ridiculous to many.
Clean and pure water is an essential ingredient for chicken health. But it is always difficult to get 100% safe water. There are several levels of water hygiene and hygiene. Many people think that water is pure to look at and if it does not smell bad then it is pure water. Clean sparkling water also often has hidden enemies or germs. Which we cannot normally see or understand. This too often becomes a cause of danger.
Water quality is one of the most important aspects of poultry health. According to Applied Bacterial Control (ABC), the quality of water ensures good nutrition and health of the baby. At normal temperatures and environments, chickens usually consume twice as much water as feed. Water plays a special role in digestion, supply of nutrients, control of body temperature and removal of waste products. This has a huge impact on farm efficiency and poultry health.
The farm can be divided into two ways to provide clean and healthy water-
- Adhere to special hygiene.
- Persistent water purification such as organic acids.
Many farmers regularly check the quality of water as well as the efficiency or profitability of their farms.
Each farm typically cleans the water management system thoroughly after a flock is finished. Taking a little special into these rules can greatly increase the chances of getting safe water. The results of the work are better if the specific rules of each method are followed well. If the material used to clean the biofilm is left unattended for a long time, the sediment will fall off again, which will make it very difficult to wash it later and reduce the effectiveness of cleaning.
Testing the water
Bird water intake and water pH over water quality can also be detrimental to the taste and beneficial bacteria of the water. Harmful bacteria prefer alkaline water while beneficial bacteria grow more in alkaline water. Excessive alkaline pH in water greatly reduces the effectiveness of drugs and vaccines. On the other hand, if it is too much, the taste of water decreases and the intake of water decreases to a great extent. Water should be supplied to the poultry by testing the water.
We all know that poultry water containers and the whole water system have to be kept clean and tidy. But many may think it will only be time for the batch to start and once it ends again. This idea is wrong. Because biofilm is regularly deposited in water in water pipelines, water containers etc. Accumulation of biofilm in water reduces the effectiveness of the drug and even promotes the growth of harmful bacteria. It is best to clean the biofilm before giving the medicine in water. Vitamins and other medicines work well in clean water. If necessary, water can also be purified with hydrogen peroxide.
In addition to all the other ingredients, feed makers need to focus on the use of organic acids because the amino acids in the feed help keep the gut microflora healthy. Poultry health should not be compromised if chickens ingest any bacteria with water.
There are three special benefits of using organic acids
- They purify the water.
- Helps to break down lime.
- Poultry gut keeps health good.
Organic acid is quite beneficial in lowering the pH of water
The use of organic acids with water purification materials such as chlorine helps to reduce the pH of the water. Thus the ideal pH for chickens can be kept at 5.5. Moreover, if acid is used in the water, then the pH of the water should be kept from 3.6 to 4.2 so that the harmful bacteria are removed from the water. Poultry tolerates and prefers acidic water. But if it falls below pH 3.5, there is a risk of damaging the lining of the gut.
Use of buffered or protected acid
Make sure that the acid being used in the water is buffered or protected. This is because the acid enters the gut and passes through the bacterial cell wall, causing it to erupt and lower the pH of the bacteria. A wide range of organic acids are readily available in formic acid and propionic acid which are quite effective in controlling Salmonella and E. coli. Lactic acid and butyric acid on the other hand help to grow beneficial bacteria in the gut microflora.
Ensure dosing arrangements for safety