When treating poultry and pigs with medication, the correct dosage and complete administration of the active ingredient are important. Otherwise there is a risk of antibiotic resistance. The smaller and fresher the mixed amount, the better, say veterinarians. A legal standard gives exact specifications. So far, the only device on the market that mixes the solutions just-in-time is our AquaDoc.
Powder, granules, liquid medication and additives can be freshly mixed in the AquaDoc. A small computer controls how much has to be produced.
Just as much medication as is required for the treatment is placed in the dosing container. The device then takes care of the correct, continuous supply for the rest of the treatment period.
Solution is always freshly mixed
The system only mixes two to three litres of stock solution. When this amount has been used, the next mixture immediately follows. The risk that an active ingredient will decompose in the water is significantly lower as the medicinal stock solution arrives fresh in the barn. In addition, a stirrer ensures that no substances settle on the bottom of the container.
Three additives are possible
At the same time, taste improvers can also be added into the batch, so that the animals also drink enough. The pH may also need to be regulated according to the solubility of the medication or supplement through the addition of sodium hydrogen carbonate or propylene glycol. A total of three different additives, whether liquid, powder or granules, can be mixed at the same time.