Practical evaluation of cleaning methods that could be implemented in livestock buildings

Banhazi, T. and Santhanam, B. (2013) Practical evaluation of cleaning methods that could be implemented in livestock buildings. In: Livestock housing: modern management to ensure optimal health and welfare of farm animals. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp. 355-376. ISBN 978-90-8686-217-7

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A number of studies have demonstrated improved production efficiency and reduced respiratory problems in pigs reared in a clean building. There are a limited number of investigations in the literature that specifically evaluate different cleaning methods and their efficiency in reducing bacterial load on floor surfaces in livestock buildings. Studies were therefore initiated to assess cleaning procedures and surface hygiene improvement techniques, to examine if animal welfare could be improved and farm productivity maintained. As part of this study, controlled experiments were implemented to assess the effects of different cleaning methods on the resultant microbiological load of floor surfaces. The experiments clearly demonstrated the benefits of specific cleaning practices. The utilisation of degreasers and flaming of pen floors proved to be the most beneficial practices both on-farm and in laboratory settings.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Wageningen Academic Publishers 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 05:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 01:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: hygiene; disinfection; building management; pollutants
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-771-4_18

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