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Old Jul 23rd 2012, 07:34 PM   #1
  Jun 2009
  Perryville, Mo. USA
Just wandering. Would adding a small amount of bleach in drinking water kill parasites ( or stomach worms).
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 04:06 AM   #2
  Jul 2010
  petersburg, Michigan
We treat the water here with Corid.
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 04:30 AM   #3
  Jul 2010
  Grand Rapids, MI
You can add a small amount of bleach to your water, I have seen 1 cap full to 3gallons used. It kills bacteria and 99% of viruses, along with preventing algae from growing. I do not know the extent that it kills parasitic organisms however. Stepheck, isn't Corid for the prevention and treatment of coccidiosis?
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 07:10 AM   #4
  Jul 2010
  petersburg, Michigan
Yep Johnny you are correct. Coccidia is a microscopic parasite. My concern with bleach is that when consumed it kills all bacteria Good and bad alike. We also clean all troughs every 4 days to combat the problems you mentioned. They always have Fresh Water available. As Always........Just what works for us here.
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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Bleach if in the water can kill the good bacteria in a deer's stomach. We clean our water cups with bleach but then rinse them to get all the bleach out.
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 10:02 AM   #6
  Jul 2010
  Grand Rapids, MI
It depends on what type of setup people have to keep water readily available for there deer. If you have automatic watering systems, I strongly suggest cleaning them out with a small amount of bleach, then rinsing the water. You both hit the nail on the head when you said it will kill off the good bacteria. No sense in doing that, you might as well leave the deer with some water that is a bit dirty. I have seen some farms that take 1/2 a 55gal drum and use that for there deer. These work pretty good, they just tend to grow that nasty algae if not cleaned out on a regular basis. I would think a small amount of chlorine would be no different than tap water. Before I would do anything like that I would most certainly do some research so I did not give my animals dangerous levels of it.
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 11:28 AM   #7
  May 2012
  Norris City, IL
We use the 1/2 of the 55 gallon drum as stated above. We use tap water which already has the treatment from the town water supply but also clean it out ourselves every few days.
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Old Jul 24th 2012, 04:25 PM   #8
  Sep 2009
Bleach will not kill coccdia, I had a big issue with coccidia for 3 yrs and did some research on the internet. The animal hospitals and kennels use ammonia to keep it at bay, but still don't totally kill it. Some guys spread ammonia nitrate in their pens put has to be done in rain or just prior to rain, and the animals need to be removed for min, of 24 hrs.
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