If it is true that animal welfare starts from food, it is equally true that water plays an important role. This is what the farm managers of Cura Natura, located in Castelvetro (Modena), believe in. Cura Natura is a system that includes 18 livestock farms, located both in Emilia Romagna and Lombardy, whose main aim is to focus on research to produce a continuous improvement.

The farm has recently adopted a new technology in its facilities. It is a natural process that enables water to produce positive effects both on animals’ health and on the environment. This is the CNW7 (Cura Natura Water 7) system, a filtering method that uses a special hexagonal holes titanium valve to activate water molecules and increase the ionization, creating a weak electric field. At the moment this project is being analyzed by the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna, that is studying the results and real benefits.

Up to now, livestock farming professionals’ fieldwork experience has noticed an improvement of digestibility and intestinal flora, a significant increase of lactic acid flora, and a relevant bactericidal and virucidal effect. These effects have been tested on different bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus MRSA, Legionella and RNA virus.

While entering in one of Cura Natura’s farms, what immediately captures everyone’s attention is the lack of flies and midges. In fact, this is quite unusual in those spaces where animals live and it is due to the reduction of nitrogen in animal manures, thanks to the use of water “activated” by the CNW7 system.

“Animal welfare includes many fields that still can be investigated by everyone who wants to follow those paths” claims Maurizio Ferri, CEO of Cura Natura, “and today’s technology perfectly embraces traditional methods. The secret is to add to passion a lot of curiosity and to invest in R&D, a long-lasting choice that is always rewarding”. The processes of R&D on water contributes to take a step forward on themes such as health and the environment. However, the research continues…

3 maggio 2016