Location: Poultry Microbiological Safety and Processing Research UnitTitle: Can forced hot air quickly dry feces on transport cage flooring and eliminate Campylobacter before cage re-use?
|Cox, Nelson - Nac|
|NORTHCUTT, JULIA - Clemson University|
|HOFACRE, CHARLES - University Of Georgia|
|Meinersmann, Richard - Rick|
|OAKLEY, BRIAN - Western University Of Health Sciences|
|WILSON, JEANNA - University Of Georgia|
Submitted to: WATT Poultry USA
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/18/2017
Publication Date: 4/1/2017
Citation: Cox Jr, N.A., Berrang, M.E., Northcutt, J.K., Hofacre, C.L., Cosby, D.E., Meinersmann, R.J., Oakley, B.B., Gamble, G.R., Wilson, J.L. 2017. Can forced hot air quickly dry feces on transport cage flooring and eliminate Campylobacter before cage re-use?. WATT Poultry USA. p. 22-24.
Interpretive Summary: none
Technical Abstract: Allowing feces left on transport coops to dry is an effective way to reduce numbers of viable Campylobacter left by positive flocks. The problem with this approach is that poultry processors do not have the time, space or resources to maintain several times the minimum number of transport cages that would be required to wait for cages to dry. This study demonstrated that the use of hot air, flowing or static, reduced the time needed to dry feces on transport cage flooring and therefore effectively lowered the number of viable Campylobacter quickly.