Perfectly clean water - without the use of toxic chemicals - Case Study

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Bacteria-free surroundings breeds healthier and more productive cattle

Danish Clean Water A/S is a manufacturer of ECA generators and has successfully marketed and deployed its generator for more than 5 years, sold to more than 20 countries through local partnerships and has thereby gained significant market power. The ECA generator can be used in various industries and production sites, but especially within animal husbandry in agriculture the results have been remarkable.

Using an electrolysis process of brine (saltwater), the ECA generator produces a liquid called NEUTHOX. NEUTHOX is used to improve the water quality, making it completely bacteria-free. NEUTHOX contains, among other things, hypochlorous acid, which is a highly efficient in eliminating bacteria. Bacteria like Escherichia coli when exposed to hypochlorous acid will have reduced viability within less than 100ms. Escherichia coli is often the cause of infection for both human and animals, which is typically contracted through food and beverages. Apart from fighting bacteria, NEUTHOX is also a very effective remedy for degradation of biofilm, which is kind of an “incubation medium” for bacteria.

Using NEUTHOX on cattle farms can bring great advantages, partly in yield but also regarding welfare of the cattle. Clean water will have immediate impact on higher yields, less diarrhea, fewer cases of illness and better hygiene caused by more solid stools. Shortly after treating the water, the cell count of the milk from the herd will decrease quite substantially and the cattle will become far more productive.

Dairy farmer Wilhelmus obtained healthier cows and annual savings of € 9,855
Dairy farmer Wilhelmus had during a long period observed, that the cows refrained from drinking from some of the water troughs in the stables. The daily water consumption of the cows had also decreased, which lead to poorer milk production. In addition, the vet noticed that the fur of the cattle was less groomed and several cases of illness were detected.

Birger Lauridsen, from the company Hjortkær Maskinfabrik, a Danish partner company to DCW, drew attention to the possible fact that this could be caused by poor water quality. Analyzing the milk, showed a cell count of 210,000 whereas it should have been around 100,000. Hjortkær carried out a test with the ECA Generator from DCW, by adding a continuous dosage of NEUTHOX to the water with 0,7PPM (1.5%).

Significant change in only 3 months
He was very encouraged after the first trial that clearly showed improvement of the cows’ cell count, welfare, stool, fur, heat and pregnancy. After the trial of 3 months in the beginning of 2013, on both his properties with respectively 200 and 100 dairy cows, and a number of calves, Wilhelmus decided in fall of 2013 to buy 2 ECA generators, one for each herd.

Stockbreeder Wilhelmus’ cell count in thousands

*Cell count >200,000 -** Cell count < 200,000 settlement price .329 €/per kilo – Yield per cow 30 kilo/a day

Significant change in only 3 months
He was very encouraged after the first trial that clearly showed improvement of the cows’ cell count, welfare, stool, fur, heat and pregnancy. After the trial of 3 months in the beginning of 2013, on both his properties with respectively 200 and 100 dairy cows, and a number of calves, Wilhelmus decided in fall of 2013 to buy 2 ECA generators, one for each herd.

Stockbreeder Wilhelmus’ cell count in thousands

In only 7 weeks the cell count dropped by over 50 %. The cell count had reached as high as 210,000 whereas now, after installing the ECA generator, they only reach about 100,000.

ECA generator - good for so much more than just clean water for the animals
Not only does the ECA generator produce the disinfectant NEUTHOX it also produces CATHOX, a detergent based on sodium, which can be used for cleaning the stables and for CIP cleaning of milk systems- and tanks. Wilhelmus also utilizes NEUTHOX for acute wound care and hoof disinfection with great success and he makes use of CATHOX for udder wash- and dip. There is a great cost saving opportunity within this that is not included in the following calculation.

Potential earnings with heightened milk production
Source: Article from landbrugsavisen.dk*

The importance of clean drinking water for your cattle
Over time, since the installation of the ECA generators, visually one has been able to observe improved well-being in the cattle of Wilhelmus. Especially, when looking at the cattle’s fur, which has become glossier and denser. Another upside is the newfound need to show more estrus and improved pregnancy after installing the ECA generator.

DCW’s ECA generator can virtually fight all of the bacteria mentioned below:

  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Vibrio vulnificus
  • Eshericia coli
  • Salmonella enterica
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Pseudomonas aeruqinosa

Heightened milk production by reducing cell count

7 good reasons to choose the ECA generator
But there are even greater reasons as NEUTHOX is made of a moderate amount of salt, water, and electric power. NEUTHOX will terminate potentially dangerous bacteria like E-coli and Salmonella.

NEUTHOX is a means to having a peace of mind, for no longer you need to worry about bacteria-infested water pipes and jets, and yet without any handling any harmful chemicals. But there are even more great reasons as to why you should invest in an ECA generator:

  • Reduces diarrhea and improves feed efficiency
  • Feed cost savings by 2 %- 5%
  • Reduces medical care and the use of antibiotics
  • Improves the level of hygiene and animal welfare
  • Very economical (5.5 € for 1000 Liter)
  • Eco-friendly, non-toxic
  • Minimizes human intervention for the generator is full-automatic and user-friendly
  • Procurement and storage of chemicals will no longer be necessary

Installation principle for DCW’s ECA generator
It is recommended that the dosage is flow-proportional and experience has shown that 3% dosage (6ppm,pH8) is the recommended value for both pigs, cattle and poultry.

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