To know for sure what the quality of the water is, we do a water analysis. In this analysis the following parameters are examined:
If there is a lot of iron in the water, this has a negative effect on animal health. Iron suppresses the absorption of trace elements in the intestine such as selenium, copper, zinc and it ensures an iron overload in the liver. This has a negative effect on liver function and resistance. An iron content that is too high also causes problems such as changes in color, smell and taste of the water, blockages in the pipes, lower production, inactivation of administered drugs, increased bacterial pressure due to rust and the possibility of diarrhoea. You want the iron content in drinking water to be as low as possible, GD recommends 0.2 milligrams per liter
Manganese, like iron, is naturally abundant in groundwater. The value is usually also increased in the raw spring water. The manganese-containing water creates a black deposit. This black manganese deposit can also be found in the piping and causes a reduced watering rate and an increased bacterial pressure. Manganese oxidizes more slowly than iron, but here too the pipes will gradually silt up with manganese deposits. Manganese gives the water a metallic taste, which leads to a reduced water intake in animals and therefore a lower performance.
Biofilm is a slimy deposit and is formed by ‘polluted’ water. Biofilm forms in the water pipes because loose microorganisms attach themselves to the wall of the pipe. Biofilm develops naturally, but is harmful to the body of the livestock.
Water hardness is a term that indicates how many hardness ions are dissolved in the water. If the water hardness is too high, lime and magnesium particles start to form limescale. Loss of optimum flow capacity, increased use of detergents, early equipment wear and increased energy consumption are the result of a build-up of limescale in pipes.
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