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Water Quality Critical to Broiler Performance

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Publication Number: P2754
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Water is the most important nutrient for poultry. Although the necessity of providing a plentiful supply and sufficient access is well understood, the importance of water quality on performance is often misunderstood or neglected. Providing a clean and safe water supply is critical to ensuring that broilers perform at their best. Water quality takes on an increasingly valuable role as public concern over antibiotic use in animal feed shifts the poultry industry away from the use of antibiotics. Numerous factors, including equipment, management practices, house environment, and housing type play a role in broiler performance, but water quality may be one of the most critical and least appreciated.

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