Guidelines for Water Quality in Pigs

North Carolina State University Animal Science Fact Sheet ANS00-811S. High quality drinking water is an essential component for the health and efficient production of pigs. If there is any doubt concerning the quality of the drinking water, samples need to be collected to analyze the water and verify that it is acceptable for animals. Many factors can affect the quality of water, including microbiological, physical and chemical factors. These factors will be described in this fact sheet. In addition, water quality recommendations and potential water treatment options will be discussed.