Dutrion® can be used anywhere and in all stages of swine production. Water quality is one of the lowest input costs on the farm with significant impacts. Most of the time a reduction of 0.01 point of feed conversion can pay for Dutrion water treatment up to 3 times.
Profitable livestock production takes a lot of management skills that have a big impact on the technical results. Factors such as health status, barn temperature, ventilation, water quality, and nutrition all play a big role in reaching the animal’s genetic potential and improving the bottom line.
Field cases on performances in swine production often show:
- Lower mortality
- More uniform groups
- Fewer medication costs
- Lower feed conversion
- More consistent weights
- Better return on investment.
Oxidation to kill Micro-organisms:
A micro-organism, or microbe, is a microscopic organism, which may exist in its single-celled form or in a colony of cells. (Include bacteria, protozoans and certain algae and fungi) When bacteria are eliminated, the cell wall is penetrated by ClO₂. Organic substances within cells and on the surface of cell membranes react with chlorine dioxide, causing cell metabolism to be disrupted.
ClO₂ also reacts directly with amino acids and the RNA in the cell. This reaction is not dependent on reaction time or concentration. Unlike non-oxidizing disinfectants, ClO₂ kills microorganisms even when they are inactive. Microorganisms are unable to build up resistance to ClO₂, in practical terms however, few bacteria live alone, and they are most often found in water and on surfaces in the form of a “biofilm” which is a close association of many millions of bacteria.
Molecular Size Matters
As can be seen in the chart above, the size of a chlorine dioxide gas molecule is 0.124 nm, much smaller than microorganisms and viruses, allowing the gas to easily penetrate any areas where these microorganisms might be concealed.