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A Complete Guide to Manure Pathogen Management

This comprehensive volume provides in-depth information on the management of potentially harmful pathogens present in the manure of agricultural animals, including cattle, pigs, and chickens. Developed by the Water Environment Federation, this book brings together experts in the fields of pathogens, manure management, water purification, and regulations. Manure Pathogens offers strategies for ensuring the protection of the animals producing the manure, the public that may be exposed to these wastes, and the environment. Regulatory guidelines are included throughout the book.

Manure Pathogens covers:

  • Concentrated animal feeding operations
  • Pathogen removal from drinking water
  • Viral transmission through animal manure
  • Bacterial pathogens, parasites, and antibiotics in manure
  • The effects of manure pathogens on humans
  • Persistence and transport of pathogens in soil and water
  • Detecting parasites in environmental samples
  • Pathogen destruction in solids and effluents
  • Industrial composting
  • On-farm manure processing
  • Value-added products from manure and municipal biosolids

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