Drinking regime, on par with the frequency of feeding, affects the health and productivity of animals. Moisture deficiency instantly reduces the amount of milk, egg productivity, activity of the cell immunity, etc.
It is important for a farmer and zootechnician to take into account not only the length of the drinking front, the system of automatic drinking line, types of drinking troughs, but also water quality parameters when organizing watering of livestock:
- rigidity (pH);
- mineral composition.
In this section we will talk about the requirements for drinking troughs and drinking regime for different species of live-stock animals.