Are you sure that the water your goats drink is of optimal quality? More often than not, drinking water and biofilm are the basis for unexplained outbreaks of, for example, E. coli and Salmonella. In our experience goat keepers underestimate the importance of good drinking water for their goats. The quality of the drinking water is often measured, but at the tap and not in the trough. However, the danger lies precisely in the pipes leading to the drinking points. Biofilm, a collection of bacteria, viruses, moulds and yeasts, is often found there.
Watter has been the expert in drinking water on goat farms for more than ten years. We are the only company in the Netherlands that offers a structural solution for clean water up to and including the troughs, without you having to spend a lot of time cleaning the troughs or using toxic additives such as hydrogen peroxide or chlorine (dioxide).
Ensure yourself of safe and 100% clean drinking water with the Watter guarantee. Let us inform you about the advantages for your company.
Your cows drink from the drinking troughs. Therefore, the water must be clean in that place. Removing manure and feed residues is a good first step, but it does not work against the bacteria in the water. Have you ever taken water samples from the place where the animals drink?
The drinking water is approved when it contains less than 10,000 bacteria per millilitre, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is clean then. If a large proportion of these bacteria is pathogens, such as E. coli or Salmonella, then it is a real threat to the health of your animals.
Clean water entering your farm still has a long way to go until it reaches your animals. Think of buffer and break tanks, high temperatures due to milk cooling, differential pressure and additives such as medicines and minerals. These factors induce biofilm growth in the pipes, even in clean water. Therefore, the quality of water at the drinking point such as the drinking trough is important.
Even a healthy cow will suffer from polluted water. The germs in the water are foreign to the body and must be cleared up by the animal's immune system. This takes an unnecessary amount of energy that the animal must get from the feed, and which could have been used for the milk production instead.
Biofilm is a slime layer of bacteria, fungi and nutrients that builds up in the pipes and the drinking troughs. To properly remove biofilm, it is necessary to eradicate the micro-organisms. With Watter, you can be sure that biofilm will be removed from the pipes and the drinking troughs, and that further rebuilding will be prevented. Flushing pipes will not solve the problem and the use of toxic chemicals can negatively affect the health of your animals.
A large part of your costs and labour is in the feed of the animals. However, the drinking water makes up twice as much of the ration. Clean water ensures that feed is used better and at the same time that energy is not wasted on fighting the germs by the immune system.
Watter has been an expert in clean drinking water for more than 10 years. This allows us to offer a structural solution that does not require expensive and toxic additives. Contact us and find out how you can benefit from it.