The Effects of the Magnetic Drinking Water in Poultry: a Review
Good water quality and cleanliness increase water intake. This could lead to improved performance and reduce health problems of the flock in livestock. It does not require extra energy consumption and easy installation when a permanent magnet is used. Exposure of the water to a magnetic field changes the water’s properties including raising pH, and dissolved oxygen, and the number of water molecules decreases to a smaller cluster leading to better absorption of water into the animal cell membranes. There are many results in poultry field that magnetized drinking water increases water consumption and feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio and meat quality of broilers, also it enhances egg production traits for laying hens. In addition, it improves hatchability, bioavailability, immunity and decreases mortality. This review aims to explain the existing literature on the inﬂuence the application of magnetic drinking water on the performance and health parameters of poultry.
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