Drinking water hygiene, the key to success
Clean drinking water is very important for cows. Cleaning the drinking water lines is essential for good hygiene in cowsheds. To get this right you can find products at Kanters that make it easy to start every round with a clean system. After all, water tastes best out of a clean glass.
Clean drinking water in a barn environment
The quality and availability of drinking water are very important in every cow barn. Cows drink much more than they eat in order to produce enough milk. But providing healthy, clean drinking water to your cows is easier said than done. The high temperatures in the barn and open drinking troughs, for example, can easily lead to polluted drinking water. How can this be prevented? Kanters explains.
Contaminated drinking water is easy to recognise
It is easy to check whether water is clean. Take a glass of water and fill it with water from the stable. Would you drink this water? Would you dare to give it to your children? If the answer is ‘No’, you know enough. It is time to clean the drinking water system. A quicker check is possible with our Optimixx. Slime in the waterlines is a sign that the drinking water pipes are dirty.
Contaminated drinking water leads to lower water intake
High barn temperatures in summer are an ideal environment for contaminated drinking water. This contamination consists of biofilm. This is a slimy layer that attracts bacteria, yeasts and moulds. Lime, present in hard water, is also a pollutant that can cause blocked pipes.
These bacteria, yeasts and moulds in the biofilm are harmful to cows and cause them to become ill and produce less milk. Blocked pipes can also cause drinking troughs to be underfilled. This causes problems for the cows, which in turn can lead to less milk.
Aqua-clean, the solution for clean drinking water lines
Regular cleaning is the solution for clean drinking water. For proper cleaning you can find Kanters Aqua-clean. This is a drinking water cleaner that removes biofilm from the pipes and makes the drinking water system completely clean again. As soon as cows get thirsty, they have immediate access to the most important nutrient: clean drinking water.
Do you have problems with calcium deposits in the pipes? Then use Cal-clean. This is a drinking water cleaner that removes limescale from the water pipes.
Tailor-made solutions for you as a cattle farmer
Powerful disinfectant for a hygienic clean result
- Removal of pollution and biofilm in drinking systems
- Optimal effect of medication, vaccines and additives through clean drinking systems
- Lower corrosivity than other disinfectants
- Environment friendly: dissolves in water and oxygen
Drinking water systems free of lime and iron deposits
- Removes calcium and other mineral deposits
- Prevents sediment and residues in drinking water lines
- Widely applicable on drinking water lines, fogging systems and cooling pads
- Prevents clogged drinking nipples due to limescale deposits
Products for clean drinking water
At Kanters you will find products to improve the health of your animals for every animal species and housing environment. Click below for more information on the products and download our research reports for more background information on their use and effect.