Elanco Animal Health presented data on the benefits of using chlorine dioxide in drinking water at IPPE 2024.
Dr. Chet Wiernusz from Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, presented data showing a direct correlation between the use of chlorine dioxide in drinking water and poultry health during one of this year’s TECHTalks at IPPE 2024.
Specifically, producers learned about the benefits of chlorine dioxide, including a decreased pathogen load, improved live performance in poultry and benefits in gut health, compared to producers who use alternate water treatment solutions or leave water untreated. The insights shared by Dr. Wiernusz are based on recent studies and years of experience working with chlorine dioxide.
“Water is one of the most important nutrients for poultry. Although the need to provide birds with access to water is understood, providing birds with access to high-quality water is less understood because it is difficult to quantify,” said Dr. Chet Wiernusz, technical advisor for Elanco Animal Health. “A recent study of broiler and turkey data suggest that bird body weight and feed conversion were consistently improved after water treatment with Chlorine Dioxide.”