Skip to Main Content

Water to be used for livestock and poultry is subject to quality limitations like those for human consumption. According to the upper limits of concentration for stock and poultry water, shown in Table 8, it appears that nearly all the groundwater samples in the studied area are suitable for the drinking by cattle (dairy) and about 69% and 15% are suitable for horses and poultry, respectively.

Table 8

TDS limits for water that can be used for drinking by livestock and poultry (McKee & Wolf 1963)

Type of animalTDS (mg/l)
Poultry 2,860 
Horses 6,335 
Cattle (dairy) 7,150 
Cattle (beef) 10,100 
Sheep (adult) 12,900 
Type of animalTDS (mg/l)
Poultry 2,860 
Horses 6,335 
Cattle (dairy) 7,150 
Cattle (beef) 10,100 
Sheep (adult) 12,900 

Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal