Water quality and quantity
Adequate, good quality drinking water is a precious resource and essential for meeting welfare legislation and achieving optimum physical performance.
A report written by RAFT Solutions Ltd. has collated information on how best to test, maintain and clean waterlines, as well as highlighting considerations when using water as a delivery vehicle for medication.
- Guidelines for drinking water quality for pigs
- Advice on the most effective ways of cleaning water (both indoors and outdoors), depending on relative contamination and setup
- Advice on what to consider when setting up water systems in new and existing buildings
- Considerations when medicating through waterlines, to target antimicrobials and vaccines.
- Report: Optimising the Use of Antimicrobials: Preparing the industry for in-water delivery in the short term and improving hygiene and more effectively targeting medication in the longer term
- Standard operating procedures for collecting water samples (these will be available shortly)
- Photo story: water sampling
- Water Supply factsheet
- Tips on saving a precious resource factsheet
- Monitoring water consumption to assist health management factsheet
- Water, soil and air (online resources)
- Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of livestock
Video: Sue Rabbich, Environment & Buildings Project Manager, tells us about AHDB’s water sampling project from a farm near Glastonbury.