Finding the superior solution for your horses’ water needs can be difficult. There are many options out there, each of which has their own pros and cons. Fortunately, Bar-Bar-A is capable of providing an excellent automatic waterer to meet the needs of your livestock. These waterers don’t use electricity, but still provide many of the same benefits that electrical waterers do. These systems ensure that fresh, clean water is always available to your livestock, which can help to prevent a multitude of problems. There are many problems that come with electrical waters, so it is important to implement the best solution to protect the health of your livestock.
Water and Electricity
There is a reason that most electrical products caution you to keep the product away from pools of water. Water is a proficient conductor of electricity. When water is exposed to electrical components, it can allow the electrical current to flow throughout it, which is dangerous for anyone that may come into contact with the water. This can cause electrical shocks to your animals whenever they attempt to drink water. These unpleasant experiences can cause your animals to avoid drinking water altogether, which can lead to even further problems. Dehydration is incredibly dangerous for livestock. Even small amounts of water can lead to incredible amounts of damage. Water and electricity in combination can be incredibly dangerous. It is best to avoid using these things in combination with each other.
Winter Water Considerations
It is unsurprising that livestock are averse to drinking freezing water when the weather outside is cold. In the winter months, they will avoid cool water and will likely prefer room temperature or lukewarm water. In order to meet the water needs of livestock, many people turn to heated buckets. These also help to prevent the water from freezing, which will completely prevent access to the water. However, heating elements often involve electricity. This is true with heated water buckets. If the heating elements sustain damage, they may cause electricity to flow through the water, which will shock animals when they drink the water. This can even occur after the bucket has sustained significant amounts of use.
Our automatic waterer uses water that is located under the surface of the earth. This helps to provide warmer water in the winter and cooler water in the summer, ensuring that the water is always at a temperature that will be appealing to animals. This helps to ensure that animals are likely to maintain adequate hydration, no matter what the temperatures are like outside.
Benefits of Electricity-Free Solutions
Water solutions that use electricity will need to obtain the electricity from somewhere. This will add significantly to your energy bill. When you obtain an electricity-free solution, you will reduce your energy expenses, because electricity won’t be required in order for the waterer to function as intended. Electric waterers can also lead to injury to your livestock, as well as yourself.
When you suspect that there may be an electrical current running through the water, you should never stick your hand in the water to double check. Use a voltmeter to detect any existing electricity in the water. Preventing this damage can be effectively accomplished by using an electricity-free waterer for your livestock’s hydrating needs. These systems can save you money on energy expenses, as well as protect the health and comfort of your livestock. They can minimize the problems and damage that electricity can cause, especially when it is combined with water.
Issues with Standing Water
It is true that water solutions such as troughs generally don’t use electricity. Unfortunately, there can be many additional issues when water is allowed to stand outside. Standing water can easily be contaminated. Common culprits of contamination include bird feces, drowned rodents, and many other possible things. Mold and mildew can form easily in standing water, which can be incredibly hazardous to the health of your livestock. Standing water is also one of the leading things that attract pests, which can be disastrous for your property. In fact, many studies have shown that the likelihood of livestock obtaining West Nile Virus is increased when standing water is present on the property. Most experts agree that a water source needs to have moving water in order to be safe for animal consumption.
Dangers of Dehydration
Dehydration is incredibly dangerous for livestock. Horses can suffer from deadly consequences within a few days without water. Dehydration can cause colic, which is incredibly serious. Ensuring that your livestock has fresh, clean water is one of the most important aspects of protecting the health of your livestock. Water is incredibly important for horses. They require substantial amounts of water in order to remain in good health. When a waterer results in electrical shocks to an animal, it will cause them to avoid drinking water. This can lead to dehydration in livestock and serious health concerns.
The Superior Water Solution
Due to the dangers of electricity and standing water, it is important to obtain a water solution that doesn’t include either of these components. Our automatic waterer uses a mechanical solution in order to provide livestock with access to fresh, clean water without requiring electricity. This ensures that your livestock will have access to water that stays at a comfortable temperature throughout the year, which will ensure that the water remains appealing to them, no matter what the weather is outside. Livestock can quickly be taught how to obtain water from this automatic waterer whenever they need to.
Here at Bar-Bar-A, we offer multiple solutions to meet the needs of you and your livestock. From horse waterers to waterers designed for sheep and goats, we have the appropriate waterer to meet all of your needs. This waterer is self-cleaning and requires very little maintenance to ensure that it operates effectively. To learn more about how our automatic waterer can protect the health of your livestock and ensure appropriate hydration, contact our experts today!