Water Analysis For Livestock Purposes: Mineral Analysis

Water Mineral Sample

Minimum 250mls water required.

The mineral composition of drinking water can be an important consideration when either formulating diets for ruminants or investigating metabolic disorders. This is because water can provide significant levels of both essential and antagonistic elements.
In recent years, many dairy farmers have taken action to obtain water supplies from local spring or bore sources for economic reasons. In some cases transferring from mains to a local supply, a profound change in the mineral composition of the water has occurred, to the detriment of cow productivity.
Albion Laboratory Services Livestock Water Mineral Analysis covers the 16 elements listed below, but also gives you important information on the water pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, acidity, general hardness and carbonate hardness. Comments are provided to aid interpretation.

 

  • Nitrate (NO3)
  • Nitrite (NO2)
  • Ammonia (NH4)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Chloride (Cl)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Sulphate – S (SO4-S)
  • Aluminium (Al)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Zinc (Zn)

 

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