Ensure cows have round the clock access to bacteria-free water

Bacteria-free drinking water is a basic prerequisite for animal health and stable production. Keeping the water system free of harmful microorganisms and biofilm is often a challenge. Because even if the incoming water is high quality, the cows can add new bacteria and a lot of time is spent on regularly disinfecting the water system (not infrequently with environmentally harmful chemicals). The measures solve the problem for the moment, but after a while the bacterial growth returns and disinfection must be done again. All this can be avoided with Anolytech’s environmentally friendly water disinfection system.

Focus on preventive animal health

Although the drinking water is of high quality when it enters the plant, it risks deteriorating on the way through the barns. When the water is contaminated by bacteria, it can make the cows sick, but also impairs their ability to absorb the nutrients from the feed. A contaminated water affects the entire feed and can cause a high-quality (often expensive) feed not to get the right conditions to feed the cows, while negatively affecting the sensitive stomach contents. The effect will be that the cows are allowed to add energy to restore balance to their stomach contents, they feel worse, and production is disrupted. In the long run, drinking water that is subjected to regular bacterial infestations can also affect and interfere with animal reproduction. Bacteria-free water is a basic prerequisite for stable and cost-effective production. Anolytech’s environmentally friendly disinfection system contributes to good animal health by continuously disinfecting the water for preventive purposes.

Effective against bacteria and biofilm

Anolytech’s unique system secures the animals’ access to fresh water by continuously dosing Anolytech’s disinfectant solution AnoDes in the drinking water pipe.

AnoDes already effectively kills bacteria, viruses, spores, mould and fungus in small doses and stops the growth of biofilm that otherwise risks clogging the water system. Which, in turn forms a breeding ground for bacteria. Since AnoDes is only made from water, salt and electricity, it does not contain any hazardous chemicals. This makes AnoDes both environmentally friendly and completely harmless to animals. The cows’ own bacterial flora in the stomach and intestines, for example, is not affected by the small doses of AnoDes in the water. AnoDes is produced on site in a system that you rent from Anolytech. The system is connected directly to the property’s water system.systemet.

Contamination takes place where cows drink

When checking the water quality, the water sample is usually taken at the beginning of the water system, where the drinking water enters the system. The samples then show that there is nothing wrong with the water, but our studies show that the majority of all bacteria in the animals’ drinking water are introduced later, further into the system and often by the animals themselves. This could be, for example, intestinal bacteria or bacteria from a sick animal. Common drinking sites then represent a risky source of infection, and despite the pressure in the water pipes, troughs and copper can lead the infection further and contaminate other animals in the herd.

Preventive protection and long-term effect

Anolytech’s system differs from traditional methods in which disinfection is done only when the problems have arisen and wiring, troughs and copper must be washed clean, not infrequently with the help of harmful chemicals. The efforts remove the symptoms of the moment, but do not solve the basic problem that bacteria all the time the water is supplied. Anolytech’s system completely eliminates the problem because small amounts of the bactericidal AnoDes are constantly present in the water pipes. AnoDes also acts as a safe barrier should the incoming water quality be temporarily of lesser quality. Dirty surface water from one’s own well or deterioration in the quality of the incoming water can cause major problems. AnoDes then provides preventive protection so that bacterial growth cannot occur.

Growth of bacteria


Growth of bacteria

What is AnoDes
  • There can be 700 - 800 different types of bacteria in the drinking water in a barn environment. Ordinary water samples often measure only a few of these. Anolytech's AnoDes kills all types of bacteria effectively.
  • The bactericidal effect in concentrated AnoDes is 200 times higher than in chlorine.
  • AnoDes attacks, among other things, proteins in the cell membranes of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms so that the cell bursts and dies.
  • Periodic disinfection operations can be both expensive and difficult to carry out when the animals need to be moved. With AnoDes, disinfection takes place continuously with the animals in place.
  • When AnoDes is consumed, it returns to its constituents: 99.5% water and 0.5% biodegradable substances. This makes AnoDes completely risk-free for both humans and nature. Bacteria that are multi-resistant to antibiotics are not a problem as AnoDes kills them as effectively as other bacteria.

“Through our partnership with Anolytech, we ensure that the cows drink a clean water, which is important because water is the largest feed component. AnoDes keeps water fresh even in the barn environment, which helps us keep animals healthy.”

Bengt Engdahl, Månsagården, Mariestad

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