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Exceptional efforts in improved animal welfare help reduce disease risk

Exceptional efforts in improved animal welfare help reduce disease risk

<p>Even on high welfare units, disease can be problematic. In this video, Stephen Conisbee discusses how he has further improved husbandry from an already elevated position to benefit from less disease.</p>

<p>Turkeys and buildings were contaminated with Campylobacter.  Based on advice from vet Rob Drysdale, the farmer contacted Pruex looking for an alternative to antibiotic treatment. Having improved hygiene by using AHS as a fog on litter, and Water Plus to treat water lines, within two weeks, no campylobacter was found within the buildings, the processing plant nor bird carcasses.</p>

<p>Three month old purchased calves would  typically be given an antibiotic due to pneumonia issues. By using Pruex on bedding and water, there has been a significant reduction in pneumonia cases and increased production as a consequence. Pruex has helped ensure prudent as opposed to excessive antibiotic use, and would like to thank Rob Drysdale for inspiring positive change in agriculture.</p>

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Exceptional efforts in improved animal welfare help reduce disease risk

Exceptional efforts in improved animal welfare help reduce disease risk

Even on high welfare units, disease can be problematic. In this video, Stephen Conisbee discusses how he has further improved husbandry from an already elevated position to benefit from less disease.

Turkeys and buildings were contaminated with Campylobacter.  Based on advice from vet Rob Drysdale, the farmer contacted Pruex looking for an alternative to antibiotic treatment. Having improved hygiene by using AHS as a fog on litter, and Water Plus to treat water lines, within two weeks, no campylobacter was found within the buildings, the processing plant nor bird carcasses.

Three month old purchased calves would  typically be given an antibiotic due to pneumonia issues. By using Pruex on bedding and water, there has been a significant reduction in pneumonia cases and increased production as a consequence. Pruex has helped ensure prudent as opposed to excessive antibiotic use, and would like to thank Rob Drysdale for inspiring positive change in agriculture.

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Necrotic enteritis in laying hens

Necrotic enteritis in laying hens

Necrotic enteritis in laying hens. Chickens are usually affected either around 25 weeks of age, or around the beginning of egg laying, or during peak egg laying.

The farmer featured in this video didn't want to continue administrating antibiotics to his struggling flock. He wanted to get at the cause of the problem instead of treating symptoms. He discusses how he has worked with Pruex to attempt to solve his problems. He comments on the results he has experienced by doing so.

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Reducing the need for antibiotics in the dairy sector

Reducing the need for antibiotics in the dairy sector

Biofilm on cow teats can be problematic for dairy farmers. Better management in terms of reducing biofilm on cows teats can reduce infections during the milking process, and hence reduce the need for antibiotics.

Lameness is another big problem for cows. Typically, the bacterial infections of the feet are treated with either antibiotics or biocides.

This video illustrates how Pruex has developed new protocols th help reduce the need for antibiotics within the dairy sector.

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Reducing the need for antibiotics in the pig sector

Reducing the need for antibiotics in the pig sector

Clean air, water and bedding are essential elements needed to reduce the need for antibiotics within the pig sector. The video below demonstrates how attention to detail by Pruex is helping the pig sector reduce the need for antibiotics. Healthy environments for healthy pigs.

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Keeping animals healthy by providing Pruex grade water

Keeping animals healthy by providing Pruex grade water

 Providing water that is free of toxin producing biofilm is very important for animal health. If there is no biofilm in pipes and troughs, then, the animals won't be fighting toxins or toxin producing bacteria. The video below shows two types of water provided to dairy cows. The first has no biofilm, the second and third trough are contaminated by toxic biofilm. 

Pruex works with farmers to help eliminate biofilm from the water they give their animals.

 



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Putrid water increases risk of infection

Putrid water increases risk of infection

This video shows two different water troughs. They are both currently in use, supplying water to dairy cows. One of the troughs is full of mastitis causing bacteria, the other is not. The farmer with the clean water works with Pruex to take infective bacterial pressure off his animals. Which water would you want your cows to be drinking?
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Less toxins in water equals less mastitis

Reducing antibiotic use requires less bacterial infections. Allowing animals to drink water from troughs and pipes laden with toxic biofilm increases the risk of infections. Pruex works with farmers to ensure clean water for animals. This video shows how Pruex has helped reduce infective pressure on cattle by removing biofilm. 

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Toxins from water system biofilm making cows sick

An iron biofilm, full of toxin producing bacteria puts considerable pressure on livestock. This video shows the effort needed to brush away biofilm. This trough was last cleaned with a brush, three days earlier.

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Maintaining milk yield during drought

Maintaining milk yield during drought

The effect of getting rid of toxic biofilm from troughs and pipes is becoming more apparent during the current drought conditions.

These images show a manganese based biofilm within pipes on a dairy farm. The bacteria that have caused it produce toxic enzymes which taint the water.

Pruex was asked to help with this issue.

Treatment with Water Plus from Pruex has cleaned the pipes. They are no longer dominated by biofilm forming, toxic enzyme producing bacteria. The troughs have cleaned up, and water intake has remained high by cows and young stock. They graze during the heat of the day, frequenting the water trough often.

Milk yield hasn't dropped, despite the grazing platform being visually short of grass.

Water is a very important component of the cows' diet. Pruex works with farmers to limit the risk of infections from toxic bacteria.

 

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