Xylem says new water purifier could eliminate use of antibiotics in livestock

Xylem, a specialist in water technologies, has partnered with technology company H2Ozone to globally launch a water treatment system that, it said, can eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock.

The company’s HydroInfinity Agricultural Series received a certificate of merit for the best product/innovation in livestock equipment, during its launch event at LAMMA 2018, the leading farm machinery and services show.

Xylem’s HydroInfinity Agricultural Series is a complete water treatment and booster system, which uses H2Ozone patented technologies to deliver UV treatment, ozonation and filtration to treat water from a variety of sources, including rain, municipal and ground.

Peter Wright, EMEA segment director at Xylem, said the system delivers pure, ozonated water which could eradicate antibiotics, probiotics and vaccines from the food chain and help prevent antimicrobial resistance.

Mr Wright said: “Antimicrobial resistance may be the most catastrophic global health disaster of our time which, if not prevented, could cost the lives of millions. We all have a responsibility to limit our use of antibiotics, but HydroInfinity Agricultural Series marks one of the first major developments in reducing, if not eliminating, the need for antibiotics in the production of livestock.

“Not only does HydroInfinity clean water to an exceptionally high standard, it increases the health and yield of the livestock. It also offers environmental benefits by converting compromised water that would otherwise have been wasted, and has a payback period of less than a year. The transformation it can bring to an agricultural application is astounding.”

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