Emissions of dust and endotoxins from swine house buildings

Ogink, N.W.M.; Ruiter, M.M. de; Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G.; Klooster, C.E. van' t

Paper American Society of Agricultural Engineers 97409): 1-7


Emissions of inhalable, thoracic and respirable dust and endotoxins in these fractions were investigated for 2 types of pig housing. Dust emissions from fattening pig and sow housing were measured over 24 hours at weekly intervals. Dust emissions of the inhalable and thoracic fractions were higher for the fattening pig unit compared to the sow housing when expressed on a per animal basis.