Total Soluble Salts (mg/L)
Safe and should pose no health problems.
Generally safe but may cause a mild temporary diarrhea in animals not accustomed to the water.
Water may be refused when first offered to animals or cause temporary diarrhea. Animal performance may be less than optimum because water intake is not maximized.
Pregnant or lactating animals should not drink such water. May be offered with reasonable safety to animals when maximum performance is not required.
These waters should not be offered to cattle. Health problems and/or poor production will result.
Adapted from National Research Council. Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: Seventh Revised Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2001. https://doi.org/10.17226/9825. Reprinted with permission.