EIP Project Database

Find EIP-AGRI projects in Germany

You can find projects by searching for:

  • "Suchbegriff" = Search item, like "pig", "animal welfare" or "climate" ...
  • "Bundesland" = Federal states in Germany, you can also have a look on the map on the bottom of this page
  • "Projektstatus" - "laufend" oder "abgeschlossen" = ongoing or completed status
  • "Schlüsselwörter" = key words
  • "Starttermin" = project start


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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title


Project description

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.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Pest/disease control

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
49456 Bakum

Phone: 0511/9537850

Email: isabel.hennig-pauka@tiho-hannover.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

Begin of project


Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR




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