Several recommendations for preventing the production of biological mucosa in poultry water systems

- Aug 15, 2018 -


When each batch of poultry is released, the farmers will wash their water supply system, but the details will have a great impact on the efficiency of the flushing. Richard Turner, who uses Bacteria Control (ABC) at St David’s Poultry Vets, said.


It sounds simple, but be sure to read and follow the instructions on the cleaning product. Many people think that the longer they leave the detergent in the water supply pipeline, the better it will be, but this is not always the case. “The cleaning product initially breaks down the biofilm in the pipeline, but if it stays too long, it will re-stabilize, making the pipeline difficult to clean.”


Using organic acids

The biological mucosa is a community formed by bacteria, fungi and algae. The community is firmly attached to the surface of the pipeline by the wetted material. Under its protection, it is not affected by the antibacterial agent, so it is continuously propagated. There are many ways to prevent the production of biological mucosa. Mr. Turner said: “One of the choices is to use organic acids, which can be used as a source of feed for beneficial bacteria in the gut.” “No one wants bacteria in the water to increase the risk of poultry health challenges.”


Organic acids can lower the pH of the water – an optimum pH of 5.5 when used in combination with a chlorine disinfectant. However, if the acid is used alone, the manufacturer should reduce the pH to the range of 3.8-4.2 in order to kill the pathogenic bacteria in the water. Mr. Turner warned that “poultry does prefer acidic water and is well tolerated, but if the pH is close to 3.5, it will cause damage to the intestinal lining.”


Probiotics and essential oils

Charlie Simpson has raised 542,000 broilers in Lower Heath, Whitchurch and Shilo County, respectively. In addition to the treatment of water, Mr. Simpson added probiotics and essential oils to the feed to improve for 3 weeks. Intestinal health and immunity of aged poultry. Suzie Ackerley of the St. David's Poultry Team said: "At this time, the feed intake of poultry is changing. They are also vaccinating against infectious bursal disease, and this stage is also their optimal growth stage." The combination means that the intestinal health of the poultry can be harmed; the essential oil helps stabilize the small intestine of the poultry and reduces the amount of bacteria that enter the bloodstream."