Avaliação da qualidade da água ofertada para bovinos, ovinos e aves da Fazenda Escola do IFRN - Campus Ipanguaçu
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In animal production, it is of fundamental importance the rational use of good quality water. The water should be considered as an essential nutrient and when the quality used in animal consumption is doubtful, this may interfere with the performance indexes and the spread of diseases, causing serious economic losses, and carry pathogenic agents of diseases of public health interest. Objective with this research to diagnose the quality of water that is supplied for watering of dairy cattle, sheep and poultry Farm-school IFRN, Campus Ipanguaçu. The collected and analyzed data were taken every two weeks in the drinkers (6 of cattle, 5 of sheep and 2 of birds) during the months of July to October of 2017. The analyzed parameters were: temperature, pH, conductivity and total solids dissolved; A water quality multiparameter probe was used to obtain this data. The data obtained showed, in the majority of cases, values outside the parameters acceptable by CONAMA Resolution 357/2005, in some drinkers presented acceptable results. However, adequate water management (with constant renewal) and drinking fountains are required not only in places that are easily accessible to animals, but which may also be in places covered or aerated by treetops.