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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
Lower Saxony and Bremen
Calenberger Straße 2
Website: External link to the authority
In two pig farms in three subsequent nursery periods animal health data, daily weight gain and treatments will be compared between two identical piglet rearing compartments. In one compartment the drinking water pipes will be cleaned prior to arrival of piglets by an innovative cleaning process. The cleaning process combines mechanical cleaning forces using a mobile flushing device equipped with a constant pressure system, with a new chemical cleaning concept. The cleaning substance is based on the synergistic interaction of vitamins, organic acids, metal ions and detergents, each of which attacking different target structures of pathogens. The process resulted in a strong antimicrobial efficacy and in destruction of extracellular nucleic acids (e.g. genes coding for resistance against antimicrobials). The effectiveness of the cleaning process will be verified by chemical and microbiological examination of water pipe deposits prior to and after cleaning. The cost-effectiveness of the process will be evaluated by performance data, expenditure of time and material costs.
Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.
Main funding source
Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
OG contact information
Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Außenstelle für Epidemiologie in Bakum
Büscheler Straße 9
Type of OG partners
Begin of project
Total budget applied for in EUR