Clean Drinking Waterfor poultry
Clean drinking water
Challenges in the barn
Water is the most important nutrient to animals. Yet, many farm animals still receive unhealthy drinking water that is contaminated with iron or manganes or contains pathogens such as e.coli. To ensure clean drinking water you need to look at 3 points:
The source of the drinking water
The drinking water lines
The point of consumption
What is biofilm
and how does it form.
A biofilm is formed when microorganisms start to grow on the deposition of minerals and organic remains on the water pipe wall. The bacteria produce a kind of mucus layer that grows and protects the bacteria. The biofilm is divided into 2 layers, a soft out layer and hard inner layer. Over time, the pipes become clogged with the biofilm and becomes a feeding ground for bacteria, spores and viruses (e.g. E. coli, Salmonella, Clostridium, streptococci, staphylococci, Campylobacter, etc.).
to ensure clean drinking water
Eech HyCare biosecurity program follows the 5 building blocks for successful implementation. The HyCare coach guides farmers through setting up the program for their farm. From investigating the starting situation to selecting the right products, application tool, training programs and protocols that fit your farm. They show and teach how to actively monitor the success of the program and remain available for advice.
Di-O-Clean cleans and decontaminates drinking water systems on livestock farms. Di-O-Clean effectively penetrates the protective layer of biofilm without being used up in reacting with the inert sugars in the mukus. This allows the CIO2 to act directly on the bacteria themselves, destroying the source of the biofilm. Other important advantages:
- Di-O-Clean removes the biofilm and kills bacteria, spores and viruses.
- Doesn’t effect on taste and smell
- Di-O-Clean works over a wide pH (pH2 – pH10)
- It can be used with vitamins and minerals
Di-O-Clean can be dosed by every pump or as a premix solution.
The HyCheck app is used to keep a record of your biosecurity checks and findings.
- Quickly and easily record results
- Dashboard for all locations
- Monitor biosecurity performance
- Manage from anywhere
Use the endoscope to regularly check for potential build-up of biofilm in the water lines. The findings can be recorded in the HyCheck App.
White bucket test
The white bucket test is an easy way to check the colour and smell of the water. Healthy water is clean, uncontaminated with a fresh smell.
On site training
The HyCare coach will give a training on-site to employees and farm manager. The HyCare expert will go in to why clean drinking water is important and how you can monitor the status of your water system.
Advice based on HyCheck dashboard
The HyCare coach can give advice based on the results recorded in the HyCheck app. The HyCheck dashboard gives a detailed view of the current biosecurity situation and the effectiveness of the chosen approach for the clean water program, the HyCare coach can recommend adjustments to the dosage, improvements in the water system design and corrective actions if required.
Our team remains available to provide assistance when required. With service at a distance we help to troubleshoot issues and deliver the required spare parts.