Measuring Airborne Microorganisms and Dust from Livestock Houses

Airborne transmission has been suspected to be responsible for epidemics of highly infectious disease in livestock production. In such transmission, the pathogenic microorganisms may associate
with dust particles.

However, the extent to which airborne transmission plays a role in the spread of diseases between farms, and the relationship between microorganisms and dust remain unclear. In order to better understand airborne transmission and to set up effective control techniques, this study investigated the performance of multi-stage air scrubbers on the reduction of emissions of microorganisms and dust from pig houses, and to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of different sampling devices for collecting microorganisms and dust.

Yang Zhao, (2011)

Measuring airborne microorganisms and dust from livestock houses
WUR Wageningen UR. Promotor(en): Jong, Prof.dr.ir. M.C.M. de; Groot Koerkamp, prof.dr.ir. P.W.G., co-promotor(en): Aarnink, dr.ir. A.J.A.. - [s.n.] : [S.l.],