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Title: Poultry Litter Pasteurisation - Principles
Contributor(s): Walkden-Brown, S W  (author)orcid ; Islam, A F (author); Laurenson, Yan  (author); Dunlop, M (author); Wells, B A (author)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Heaping of used poultry litter reliably induces significant elevations in temperature due to the actions of variety of aerobic bacteria and fungi. Temperatures typically rise to over 50°C in 1- 4 days and may peak at more than 60°C. These temperatures are sufficient to reduce or eliminate a range of pathogens giving rise to the term 'pasteurisation'. A common target for litter pasteurisation is heating to 55°C for a minimum of 3 days. Factors influencing heating potential include carbon to nitrogen ratio, moisture content, oxygen availability and to a lesser extent pH. This paper summarises the key underlying principles and factors influencing litter pasteurisation while a companion paper deals with practices to optimise it.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSS 2016: 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 14th - 17th February, 2016
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.27, p. 30-33
Publisher: University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
070203 Animal Management
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300304 Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
300302 Animal management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830309 Poultry
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100411 Poultry
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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