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Want to reduce spillage of untrimmed laying hens?
12 September 2019

Since the introduction of the ban on beak trimming, untrimmed laying hens have had more difficulty drinking from the drinking nipples. They tend to spill more, and their water intake...

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Antibiotic-free production demands extra attention for water hygiene
20 August 2019

Consumers all over the world start to worry about the use of antibiotics in livestock production and their effect on human health. Antibiotic free chicken start to become a standard...

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Ban on beak trimming affects water intake and spillage
21 May 2019

Modern watering systems have been developed during the time when beak trimming was generally practiced and accepted. Due to new animal welfare findings more and more country implement a ban...

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Hygiene in the poultry house means clean and fresh drinking water
18 October 2017

Hygiene in the poultry house should start with clean and fresh drinking water. Hygiene is very important in poultry houses. Especially when diseases such as bird flu, like the H5N8...

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The importance of water for pigs
15 June 2016

Water is a key ingredient for every organism; thus, also for pigs. Water is in fact the most important nutrient consumed by the pig during its lifetime. Pigs require water...

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Proper drinker management can save you money
01 February 2016

Wastage of water is costly and can occur due to several factors. By taking appropriate measures, water wastage can be prevented. Water management is very important for a healthy flock....

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Management of nipple drinkers for pigs
09 December 2015

Effective water management contributes to a good foundation for a healthy pig, but this is often neglected. At birth, the body weight of a piglet is 82 percent water. By the time...

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How does taste influence broiler water consumption?
27 August 2015

Early studies suggest that birds are much more sensitive to flavours in water than in feed. This sensitivity to flavours in water may be due to the fact that birds...

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Seven ways to avoid sow heat stress in hot weather
15 June 2015

Heat stressed sows have a greater potential to experience seasonal infertility, smaller litter sizes, decreased embryo survival rates and death.Heat stress can have a major impact on sow performance and...

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How effective is your drinking water vaccination?
23 April 2015

Water is a perfect medium to present vaccines and or liquid feed additives to poultry. The commonly used nipple or cup drinker systems have proven to be excellent watering systems,...

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Bird welfare requires the best and most attractive nipple
30 March 2015

For decades we have been told that red is the colour that attract chickens the most. For other drinker and drinking behaviour characteristics we too go by basic principles formulated...

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Pig toys become the fashion in European pig farms
24 March 2015

Pig toys are gaining popularity among pig farmers in Europe as one way to optimize pig welfare. The origin of the problem Tail biting is a major behavioural problem in...

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Water supply is most crucial
02 February 2015

Water is of great importance in the diet of all production animals. In addition to financial consequences for the farmer, water wastage negatively influences animal performance. Optimal attention, therefore, must...

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