Water is one of the most critical, yet most overlooked aspects of agricultural biosecurity.
With strong roots in the agriculture sector, our Directors have spent over 50 years' working to maximise productivity whilst maintaining the highest welfare and biosecurity standards in agriculture. Our multidisciplinary approach brings together chemistry and microbiological expertise with our deep understanding of stocksmanship and modern agricultural practices.
Whether in horticulture, agriculture or aquaculture, our founding principles of using the best possible biosecurity practice to improve welfare, reduce mortality and ultimately improve stock performance has led us to become trusted partners for major agribusinesses, pedigree breeders and farmers alike.
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Leading edge broiler, breeder and layer water sanitation programs, backed by over 50 years’ poultry experience
- The foundations of our business were laid in the early 1980s, when our Directors first applied Chlorine Dioxide to rehabilitate the welfare of broiler flocks across Europe and Africa. Despite the growth of our business elsewhere over the years, we remain at heart poultry people.
- We provide poultry water treatment and water hygiene solutions for breeders and growers of flocks, including industry leaders such as Aviagen, Cobb, Hubbard, ISA and Lohmann. Our poultry water sanitation solutions are trusted to move beyond simple water disinfection, and can integrate with complex nutritional and vaccination regimes to ensure maximum growth and performance, whilst improving flock welfare.
- Our poultry water treatment programs include state of the art performance monitoring and on-site specialist support to protect your investment. Our technical teams work alongside your nutritional and veterinary specialists in order to achieve unbeatable flock performance, and a truly integrated approach to poultry biosecurity.
- We integrate the unrivalled disinfection power of Chlorine Dioxide with the nutritional benefits of organic acids to deliver unparalleled improvements in feed conversion through our Floradox program.
- Contact our specialist poultry team today to learn more about our range of products and services designed to deliver enhanced performance and unrivalled returns on investment. We are poultry drinking water experts.
Livestock & Dairy
Improve feed conversion and reduce mortality by targeting the most overlooked aspect of the biosecurity chain – your water supply
- Access to clean water is vital for profitable animal rearing and milk production. Poor quality water leads to prevalence of disease in the herd, and is proven to have a negative effect on milk and meat yields.
- Regardless of the source of your water, bacterial infection can build up in water tanks pipework and drinking troughs, leading to poor water quality and associated animal husbandry problems.
- Scotmas offer a range of flexible water treatments designed for animal rearing – from Cidox ClO2 tablets, designed for one-off disinfection of tanks and troughs, through to our fully automatic dosing systems which are able to disinfect poor quality bore hole water on a continuous basis to remove pathogens such as Pseudomonas, E.coli and other Coliforms and Enterococci.
- The low dose rates of chlorine dioxide required ensure that our disinfection systems are entirely compatible with other veterinary treatments such as vaccines and vitamins that may be periodically dosed through the water system.
- Scotmas have specific programs available for all types of intensively reared livestock, and our experience in the sector is second to none. Contact us today to speak with one of our animal husbandry specialists.
Whether it is hydroponic flowers or potatoes grown in an open field, poor quality water has the potential to decimate crop yields. Scotmas systems provide the solution.
- Plant viruses and moulds have the potential to devastate intensively grown hydroponic crops within a matter of hours. The hydroponic system can serve to distribute the pathogen easily throughout the growing shed, making isolation or treatment almost impossible.
- Likewise, the use of untreated river water for the irrigation of crops such as potato has the potential to introduce pathogens such as Pythium and Phytophthora which can result in devastating outbreaks of rot.
- In both cases, Scotmas offer low cost and highly effective treatments using automatic chlorine dioxide dosing systems. By effectively dosing the water with low levels of this drinking water approved biocide, biological loading of the water can be minimised, and the spread of disease reduced.
- For immediate post harvest treatment, Scotmas products have the potential to significantly reduce spoilage and extend shelf life without the use of high levels of toxic biocides such as chlorine that can lead to tainting of products and associated regulatory issues.
- Scotmas have undertaken challenging horticultural projects to improve crop yields around the world in a variety of scenarios. Contact us today to discuss how we can help.
Scotmas helps intensive aquaculture to carefully manage the risk of microbial infection that can devastate crop values
- Whether it is salmon farming in a Scottish sea loch or shrimp growing in South America or Asia, aquaculture operators around the world must strike a delicate balance between crop protection, food safety and environmental stewardship.
- With regulators and major buyers now moving away from the practice of prophylactic veterinary antibiotic treatments for obvious human health reasons, operators are faced with the challenge of maintaining the biosecurity standards required for intensive production, with significantly more environmental scrutiny than ever before.
- Scotmas have worked with major aquaculture operators around the world to develop water treatment programs. Our holistic approach considers factors such as waste water discharges from nearby processing plants; transport from hatcheries and rearing facilities, through to disease response in growing cages and ponds.
- Some of the most difficult fungal diseases in aquaculture are actually secondary infections caused by deeper underlying problems with water quality. Our biosecurity experts are well placed to work with your vets and rearing staff to develop an approach that is tailored to the unique needs of your location.