why gut health and water hygiene?
Across the farming industry, producers continue to focus on improving health and welfare. Coupled with the desire to drive efficiencies, productivity and maximise returns, there is an ever-increasing focus on gut health and good water hygiene as a relatively simple and cost-effective way of achieving this.
From the start of an animal’s life and as they reach maturity, the focus is on getting the right foundations in place to develop healthy livestock. And how this is managed throughout the rest of their productive life, will have an impact on performance.
The acidification of drinking water to promote gut health is a long-established protocol that controls pathogenic bacteria by penetrating the bacterial cell wall, lowering the pH within the bacteria, and prevents it replicating.
- Promoting the growth of positive bacteria
- Encouraging the development of the microflora
- Lowering the pH within the gastro-intestinal tract, that means livestock are better placed to withstand any challenges from pathogenic bacteria
- Stimulates the development of the immune system
- Encourages water consumption to promote early growth and feed consumption
- Improving the palatability of water
- Controls pathogens such as E.coli and Salmonella