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Water quality status of commercial layer farms in and around Namakkal, Tamil Nadu

P. V. Sangeetha, D. Kannan, R. Amutha and M. Arthanari Eswaran

Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal-637 002, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2020: 97 (1) - pages 34 to 36
(Received: July, 2019, Accepted: September, 2019)


A sample survey was undertaken to know about water sanitation procedures, water quality status and production performance of commercial layer farms in and around Namakkal area. The data were collected by personal interview method using pretested questionnaire. The practice of using water sanitizers like hydrogen peroxide (two farmers), chlorine dioxide (one farmer) and ozonization (one farmer) was followed at regular intervals with routine sanitation procedures by four farmers alone. The physico-chemical composition of drinking water lied within the normal range whereas microbiological quality of water exceeded the normal range. Better production performance was observed in sanitized farms compared to non-sanitized farms

Key Words: Water quality, Production performance, Layer farms

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