Content tagged "manure pathogens"

Impact of Aerosols on Respiratory Health of Dairy Workers and Residents Living Near Dairies - Discussion and Implications of Recent Research

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Recent studies of large modern dairies have found that respiratory disease remains an important problem for dairy workers, contributing to lost time and high...

Estimation of Infectious Risks in Residential Populations Near a Center Pivot Spraying Dairy Wastewater

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Manure wastewaters from dairy operations are commonly spray irrigated, thus there are concerns over downwind residential populations being exposed to...

Surface runoff transport of Escherichia coli after poultry litter application on pastureland

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 07, 2015

Escherichia coli transported in surface runoff from dissolution of applied poultry litter is a major variable in assessing fecal contamination of streams....

Manure Irrigation: Airborne Pathogen Transport and Assessment of Technology Use in Wisconsin

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 06, 2015

This presentation will outline the completed research on manure irrigation pathogen transport including field data, transport models, and a quantitative...

Abundance and Fate of Fecal Indicators, Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in a Vegetative Treatment System Receiving Cattle Feedlot Runoff

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2015

Vegetative treatment systems (VTS) provide an alternative treatment option for livestock feeding operations by collecting nutrient rich feedlot runoff, and...

The Effect of Broiler Litter, Swine Effluent, and Municipal Biosolids Land Application on Small Plot Pathogen, Antibiotic Resistance, and Nutrient Levels

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2015

Land applying agricultural and municipal wastes carries an inherent risk associated with nutrient and pathogen runoff and contamination, but with that risk...

Poultry Digestion - Emerging Farm-Based Opportunity

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 29, 2015

While EPA AGSTAR has long supported the adoption of anaerobic digestion on dairies and swine farms, they have not historically focused on the use of...

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 16, 2015

Antibiotic resistant bacteria               A major area of concern with the general public has focused on the potential for antibiotic resistant bacteria...

Relative Mineralization Rates of Manure and Effect on Corn Grain Yield and N Uptake

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 25, 2015

Application of fresh and composted manure as a fertilizer source in corn production has long been a useful practice in many sustainable crop production...

Converting Manure, Food Wastes and Agricultural Production Wastes into Bio-Secure Fertilizer, feed, and/or beeding

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 24, 2015

To find a way to completely eliminate bio-hazards in manure, food wastes, municipal sludge, and agricultural production wastes.We adapted existing dry...

Archived Pathogen Pages

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

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Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

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Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Prevent Manure Pathogen Movement to Water Resources

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

Management practices targeting pathogens focus on establishing multiple barriers between the pathogen source and water, with each barrier designed to lessen...

Potential Routes for Pathogen Transport to Water

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

The movement of pathogens to water is dependent upon multiple environmental and transport factors.Thomas Harter, Groundwater Hydrologist at University of...

Pathogens and Potential Risks Related to Livestock or Poultry Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

Microorganisms (e.g. virus, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi) surround us, on us, and in us; they are ubiquitous and everything in the world is governed by...

Manure Pathogens and Microbial Byproducts

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

Team members: John P. Brooks, Ph.D. - link to research; Carl Bolster, Ph.D. - link to research; Kimberly Cook, Ph.D. - link to research; Robert Dungan, Ph.D....

Composting Swine Slurry to Reduce Indicators and Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Over the last twenty years there have been considerable increases in the incidence of human infections with bacteria that are resistant to commonly used...

Natural Rendering: Composting Horse Mortality

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Understanding Livestock Composting as there are few methods to safely dispose of livestock mortalityCWMI has been working on mortality disposal since 1990....

Economical Anaerobic Digestion of CAFO Animal Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

The application of manure on croplands is increasingly under regulatory scrutiny, especially from impaired watersheds. The challenge facing many small farms...

Low-Power Aerators Combined with Center Pivot Manure Application at a Northeast Nebraska Hog Finishing Facility Created an Easy to Manage, Turn-Key System

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Applying livestock manure from lagoon storage through center pivot irrigation has long been considered a low-labor, uniform method of application that can...

Ciprofloxacin residues in biosolids compost do not selectively enrich populations of resistant bacteria

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Biosolids and livestock manure are valuable high-carbon soil amendments, but they commonly contain antibiotic residues that might persist after land...

Analyses of Microbial Populations and Antibiotic Resistance Present in Stored Swine Manure from Underground Storage Pits

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Antimicrobial compounds have been commonly used as feed additives for domestic animals to reduce infection and promote growth. Recent concerns have suggested...

What are the sources of bacteria in your watershed? They may not be what you expect

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

According to the 305(b) report, the majority of waterbodies in the US do not meet established water quality standards. Over half (51%) of river miles...

Time-Temperature Combinations for Destruction of PEDv During Composting

The purpose of this project was to determine the appropriate time-temperature combinations required for inactivation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus...

PEDV Survivability in Swine Mortality Compost Piles

PEDv has caused significant losses in the Nebraska pork industry and mortality can approach 100%. Disposal of these carcasses is a challenge as they serve as...

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