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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

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

Approach:
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.