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Indoor distribution characteristics of airborne bacteria in pig buildings as influenced by season and housing type
- Kim, Ki Youn (Department of Safety Engineering, Seoul National University of Science & Technology) ;
- Ko, Han Jong (Department of Agricultural Sciences, Korea National Open University)
- Received : 2018.05.31
- Accepted : 2018.07.31
- Published : 2019.05.01
Objective: A concentration of airborne bacteria generated from swine houses is recognized to be relatively higher than other work places and it is essential to optimally manage it to prevent farmers' respiratory diseases. This study was conducted to assess the distribution characteristics of airborne bacteria in swine houses located at South Korea. Methods: A total 27 pig buildings of the enclosed type operated with mechanical ventilation system by a side wall fan and deep-pit manure system with slats were surveyed. Air samples were collected at 1.0 m above the middle floor in pig housing room. A six-stage viable particulate cascade impactor was used to identify the distribution of the sizes of particles in diameter. Results: Seasonal mean levels of airborne bacteria in the housing rooms of gestation/farrowing pigs, nursery pigs and growing/fattening pigs were 3,428(
Airborne Bacterial;Pig Building;Gestation/Farrowing;Nursery;Growing/Fattening
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