Practical Solutions in Raising Livestock


By: Gordy Jordahl, Water Physiologist

Water is necessary to the life and shape of every cell. It carries nutrients to the cells and wastes away. It is necessary for reaction of digestion and metabolism. Water constitutes 70-75% of the body. Water is the key to sustaining life. Consider that an animal’s body is made up of approximately 70-75% water and the larger remaining portion are minerals, which are the core of the body governed by positive and negative ions. The blood consists of 80% water. When water is not energized in the body with the proper balance of minerals, the electrical field cannot transfer energy to the cells.

Certain combinations of elements in drinking water produce predictable stresses that later develop into nutritional deficiencies. These nutritional deficiencies are then diagnosed as diseases. To further direct a solution to animal health problems, we need to understand the functions of the body and what role water plays in these functions.

   1. Mineral makeup determines water intake and water retention. Most water supplies contain bicarbonates. High bicarbonates can cause havoc on mineral absorption, which effects cellular metabolism, dehydration, and reduces feed consumption.

   2. Water supplies have become contaminated by water borne bacteria, fungus, pesticides, nitrates, lead, cysts, spores, heavy metals, chlorine, and hundreds of other compounds. These components are capable of depleting oxygen from the blood. The end results are premature cell death and declining herd health.

   3. PH of water reflects availability of needed minerals, and promotes reproduction of bacterial pathogens. High protein feeds such as soybean meal, fishmeal, meat & bone meal, dical phosphate and limestone along with higher than neutral (7) pH water can relate to acid binding capacitates allowing pathogens more opportunity to colonize the digestive tract. Since waterborne disease causing organisms prefer higher pH, they inflame the intestinal wall so fewer nutrients are absorbed, causing a deficiency and water is drawn back into the intestines. Feces become liquid as diarrhea and animals become dehydrated.

   4. Foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses and toxins all carry a different energy or frequency. The immune system consists of billions of cells targeting pathogenic organisms that carry different energies or frequencies and through cellular communication can identify, tag, destroy and rid the body of these organisms. However, mineral balance and the electrical field of water need to be in harmony with one another in order for this to exist. Quality water is required for this phenomenon.

Producers are frustrated with having to live with herd health issues because their only option is treating the symptom, not solving the problem. After literally thousands of water analysis throughout the United States, a pattern became clear.

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