All livestock drinking water must be fit-for-purpose and adhere to the relevant regulatory and technical requirements. The only way to do this is to have the livestock drinking water correctly sampled, transported and tested by an experienced specialist water management company, such as Water Management Australia Pty Ltd.
The Australian Government, in partnership with the Australian states and territories, produces the Livestock Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for all livestock producers.
Regular assessment of water quality and livestock health are important to ensure producers continue to provide the water quality that is essential for successful livestock production. Regular E. coli testing is a critical indicator to manage pathogenic infection risk from pathogens and parasites. Several metals and metalloids are highly toxic even at very low levels, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, selenium and vanadium.
Poor-quality water can reduce animal production & weight gain, impair fertility, increase animal deaths and significantly reduce profits. Contaminants in drinking water can produce residues in animal products, such as meat, milk & eggs which can adversely affect saleability and create human health risks.
Producers should assess and monitor their livestock drinking water quality in association with an experienced specialist water management company, such as Water Management Australia Pty Ltd, to maintain its safety.
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