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Research Project: Evaluation of Air Infiltration in Poultry Housing

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Project Number: 6040-32000-066-49-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2020

The objective of this research is to characterize air and contaminant ingress through ventilation systems and building components in commercial poultry houses.

Air infiltration and dust ingress in commercial poultry houses and through poultry equipment components will be measured using pitot-pressure flow stations and total suspended particles (TSP) sampler heads. This data will be used to determine risk factors for particular building design and construction methods.