Hydrogen Peroxide In Agriculture


The following information is for educational purposes and is not meant to treat or prescribe. We are sharing what others have told us has worked for then as they seek to have healthier animals and plants. Man, too, will benefit further down the food chain.

Drinking Water of Farm Animals: Use 8 ounces of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide per 1000 gallons of water or 30ppm. If you do not have an injector, start out by using 1 teaspoon of 35% in the drinking cups at the stanchion. This same ratio is used for all farm animals: cows, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, rabbits and birds: This process will increase the oxygen level to the blood and cells. Peroxide application into the well water or city water can best be accomplished by a metering device, which keeps the application more constant and thorough, although manual application can be a second best. The rule of thumb is 3 to 10 ounces of peroxide per 1000 gallons of water in a holding tank or stock tank, striving to maintain a 30ppm reading after application. In order to get a true reading of the amount of oxygen remaining in the water after application, use peroxide test strips, designed especially for this very purpose.

Chickens: In the fall of 1983, over 1,000,000 chickens were given hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water because of the avian flu epidemic. None of these birds got the flu, but before the epidemic was over, 11,000,000 chickens had to be destroyed and were put in a landfill. A chicken farmer in eastern Ohio, with a flock of 20,000 egg layers, found that by putting hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water, the egg production went up 1,000 eggs per day.

Turkeys: A number of turkey raisers throughout the US And Canada are using hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water. A turkey raiser in Canada put 20,000 turkeys on hydrogen peroxide. In the same growing time, they averaged 1.5 pounds more per bird, using 8.5% less feed and the mortality rate went down.

Decontamination of Broiler Carcasses: Hydrogen peroxide was used experimentally at the rate of .5% to 1%. The carcasses were soaked in this solution for 10 minutes as a decontaminant for salmonella. The was done in the Netherlands and published in 1987 copy of Poultry Science, Issue 66, pages 1555-1557.

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