The quality of the dairy farm’s water is essential for healthy livestock. An improved water quality leads to an increased milk production and better animal health in dairy cattle.
Ozonated water is widely used as a powerful sanitizer and offers the most effective method of purification without using of dangerous chemicals such as chlorine and hydrogen peroxide.
Ozone disinfects the water and prevents the formation of bacteria like e-coli without any chemical addition. No hazardous biocides or chemicals are required to guarantee a continuous disinfected system. Besides the fact that Ozone is one of most powerful disinfectants available, ozone reverts to pure oxygen and leaves no corrosive or toxic residues in the water.
Ozone technology provides a chemical-free solution with a lower environmental footprint, reduction of water costs and achieves numerous sustainable and economical goals at the same time.
Ozone treatment is a cost-effective and eco-friendly food processing technology. It has successfully been used for the removal of milk residues and biofilm-forming bacteria from stainless steel surfaces and in milk processing,
Pipelines, which carry the milk from individual milking stations to the bulk tank, must be cleaned after every milking. Hot water and chemicals are generally used in the cleaning and disinfection processes consume a large amount of energy and chemicals. The use of ozone can considerably lower chemical costs and potentially eliminate hot water costs on dairy farms.
Ozone can be used to reduce the cross contamination of milking equipment and ultimately lessen the potential of teat disease or mastitis on dairy cattle. The use of ozone enriched water for milker sanitation also helps remove and prevent biofilm in various parts of the machine.
Ozone enriched water is an effective way of cleaning the teats of dairy livestock before milking. It has been successfully used to treat bovine mastitis; the costliest, and most common disease in dairy production.
Studies have concluded that ozone therapy is a safe, effective and inexpensive method of curing mastitis without leaving antibiotic residues in raw milk (Ogata and Nagahata 2000).
Unlike chemical sanitizers, ozone is safe to use and does not irritate the teats. It is not harsh to the cows’ skin and helps improve the skin health.