Stay safe and protect those around you while handling poultry, using biosecurity best practices and confined space manure storage safety tips. Follow animal handling suggestions and monitor ammonia levels in barns.
By Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.
Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use.
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If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive.
By Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.
This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality.
By Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS
N95 is the minimum level respiratory protection approved by CDC/NIOSH for use for by individuals working with HPAI-infected birds.
Manure gas deaths keep occurring around the world. What can we do to make manure handling safer?
Automated manure and waste water handling is most often accomplished by collecting and storing manure and waste in storages located directly beneath the animals or in a nearby containment structure.
By Davis E. Hill, Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.
Learn about when a person is discovered unresponsive in a manure storage pit and the best management practices farmers can take to avoid an emergency on their farm.
A gas monitor with remote sampling enables measurements to be taken by workers located safely outside the storage facility.
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