The success of water medication treatment also depends on the quality of the products used. If a product is not lactose-free, easily soluble or stable for a sufficient period of time, this could lead to animals not receiving the right quantity of product at the right time.
In addition, any water medication products must be compatible with different degrees of hardness and buffering capacities since these may vary.
SoluStab® is a brand by Dechra Veterinary Products that offers products specifically formulated to meet the requirements of successful water medication.
It is a premium range of lactose-free water-soluble products with a unique formula providing an optimal balance between solubility and stability.
SoluStab® products contribute to the swift recovery of your animals by allowing you to quickly achieve the correct concentrations at the drinking nipple level while reducing labour cost and waste at the same time.
Water always contains bacteria. Usually in low numbers. However, these numbers can increase dramatically when an abundant energy source is available. Adding products that contain sugars (e.g. lactose) can cause excessive growth of bacteria and biofilm formation.
Biofilm is a slime caused by bacteria in the water that can:
SoluStab® offers a unique lactose-free formula that reduces the risk of biofilm development.
Once the product is dissolved, the active ingredient has to stay active. For some molecules (doxycycline, amoxicillin) this also depends on the pH of the solution.
Because the pH of a solution can change over time (due to exposure to oxygen in the air), it is important to maintain a sufficient buffering capacity in the solution.