Evaluation of pig barn air ozonation for biosecurity purposes
Building and livestock management | Health and biosecurity
Aim / objectives:
Assess the potential of air ozonation on reducing pathogen levels (eg, SRRP, Influenza, Mycoplasma) in pig farms.
Determine the concentration of ozone and contact time required to remove different pathogens, depending on the infectious load present in the air;
Evaluate the costs associated with the installation and use of an on-farm ozonation system (economic estimate);
Evaluate the effectiveness of a combination of biosecurity measures, including filtration and ozonation, on keeping nursery units free from certain pathogens (bioexclusion);
Evaluate the efficiency of ozonation on the treatment of air leaving the farm (biocontainment).
Dave Gilbert, ing., MBA, président, EMO3; Caroline Duchaine, professor, Université Laval, département de biochimie, de microbiologie et de bio-informatique.
Jean-Gabriel Turgeon; Marie-Aude Ricard; Christian Klopfenstein