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Emissions and Concentrations of Dust and Pathogens from Goat Houses

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2012 IX International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES IX)  ILES12-0968.(doi:10.13031/2013.41544)
Authors:   Andre Aarnink, Hendrik-Jan Roest, María Cambra-López, Yang Zhao, Julio Mosquera, Nico Ogink
Keywords:   Goats, housing, Q-fever, micro-organisms, emissions

The objective of this study was to determine the emissions of dust and pathogens, especially Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii), from goat houses in the Netherlands. The study was conducted in two houses for milking goats. Furthermore, emissions of ammonia, odor, and greenhouse gases (methane and nitrous oxide) and the contribution of the different dust sources to airborne dust were determined.

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