Water, Poultry, and Oxy Blast
Water is a critical nutrient that receives little attention until a problem arises. Not only should producers make an effort to provide water in adequate quantity, they should also know what is in the water that will be flowing through the water lines to be used in evaporative cooling systems and consumed by the birds.
Water is needed for bird consumption, reducing air temperature (including evaporative cooling pad and fogging systems) and facility sanitation. Broilers consume approximately 1.6 to 2.0 times as much water as feed on a weight basis. Water is a critical nutrient in bird metabolism and nutrition. From a physiology perspective, water consumed by the bird is used for nutrient transportation, enzymatic and chemical reactions in the body, body temperature regulation and lubrication of joints and organs.
There is a strong relationship between feed and water consumption, therefore, water can be used to monitor flock performance.
Environmental temperature/heat stress: Birds consume more water as temperature increases. One of the main ways birds regulate body temperature is by evaporating water through the respiratory system during panting. As birds pant, water is lost and needs to be replaced in order to maintain body-water balance. Water consumption can double and even triple during periods of heat stress. Water consumption in broilers increases approximately seven per cent for each degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature.
The correlation of water consumption with feed intake and many environmental factors indicate its importance in bird metabolism and body function. Efforts should be made in all poultry operations to ensure that adequate and unlimited access to water is provided. Failure to do so will result in reduced feed intake, poor egg production, reduced growth and reduced feed efficiency.
Water quality should be of concern to all poultry operations. Poor water quality may interfere with digestion and subsequent bird performance. The effectiveness of vaccines and medications administered through the water lines could be reduced when water quality is poor. Water contaminants could create equipment problems that would either restrict the amount of water available for consumption or the effectiveness of the evaporative cooling and fogging systems. Reduced water consumption or cooling capacity may have detrimental effects on both growth and reproduction. Poor water quality could also result in leaky water nipples inside the house, which will wet litter and lead to increased ammonia production. Poor litter quality and high ammonia can result in reduced performance and livability.
How can Oxy Blast help?
Please read on …
While our focus here is on poultry, remember that using a custom developed Oxy Blast protocol will deliver similar results with ALL species of livestock. Many of you have seen very satisfying results already.
Using Oxy Blast products along with a customized protocol will result in:
cleaner water, nipples not plugging up, lower death loss, better feed conversion, better weight gains, less leg and tendon problems, drier litter, increased water consumption, lowered medication cost, lower antibiotic use, improved daily gains, and a natural de-worming effect.
And it all begins with an independent water report and analysis by our panel of experts!
The poultry industry in India, broiler chickens in particular, is experiencing a very stressful time.
We are getting reports of 50-60% mortality rates on some major farms due to the severity of hot weather! The birds are getting over-heated, dehydrated, distressed, unable to feed efficiently, and are more prone to disease and infection. Soaring temperatures, increase in disease & infestation, lack of adequate fresh water, higher costs for power & feed, all combine to create the “PERFECT STORM” for lower production and increased costs. Despite this, demand continues to increase 10-20% annually
As you will read in the attached news article, overall production is down by almost 50% and is still increasing, despite increased costs. The farm operators cannot keep up and many are facing collapse. It may take 4 months or more to recover.
We have shared our success story with you already, but here are the latest details documented by our Dealer.
Industry average Oxy Blast farm
- average broiler weight 0.7 kg 1.7 kg
- mortality rate 50% + 0. 5%
- medication $45/day $15/day (OB)
- increase in production -50% +100%
Healthier birds, more than double the weight gain = double the sales & profits, with almost zero death loss, and still saving $30/day on antibiotics. FANTASTIC!
If we can do it here, we can do it anywhere. If we can do it with poultry, we can do it with dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep, goats, horses, etc., etc.
– Get the water report & analysis – Follow the recommended protocol
– Gaining happy, life-long customers, one at a time
Oxy Blast works!