Methods of cleaning and disinfection of drinking water in livestock farms

Мiglena Paneva and Peter Panev
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

Paneva, M. & Panev, P. (2024). Methods of cleaning and disinfection of drinking water in livestock farms. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 30(3), 547–551

In this article, the methods of cleaning and disinfection of drinking water in livestock farms are discussed. In order to choose the appropriate cleaning method, first an analysis is made of the water that will be used for irrigation and then the necessary processing is selected – filters, water softening, reverse osmosis, additional mineralization, disinfection by means of UV sterilizers. On the basis of the cost rate for irrigation of dairy cows, the necessary cleaning agents with the most effective capacity are indicated. By observing certain water parameters, the health and quality of life of animals in small and large farms is guaranteed.

Keywords: disinfection; drinking water; methods; livestock farms

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