Poultry House Air Filtration

Published on: 10/22/2015
Author/s : Michael Czarick , Extension Engineer; Brian Fairchild, Extension Poultry Scientist. The University of Georgia.

Figure 1. FAPP Poultry house at UGA Poultry Research Center   With growing concerns about avian influenza some poultry producers are wondering if there are ways to filter the air coming into their houses. Though on the surface this may seem like a good idea, the fact is that filtering incoming air is extremely difficult and costly. Furthermore, we must ask ourselves if filtering the air e...

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October 22, 2015
The industry is trying to get in to Antibiotic free products. In a Broiler production house the volume of air required to be handled goes high only for 15-20 days. The maintenance can be taken up after each flock.
I feel that though the cost of installation and maintenance is high, it will be worthwhile to know the cost factor involved.
If done properly, this will be the foolproof way of chicken production lowest levels of bacteria and virus.
Dr.T.Kotaiah
Indbro India
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October 22, 2015
What about ozonising poultry houses
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Ashra Ali Qureshi Ashra Ali Qureshi
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
October 23, 2015
Effective Biosecurity of area, farm , house and bird level is the ultimate answer to any pathogen prevention that invades avians.
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Dr. Mike Czarick Dr. Mike Czarick
Agricultural Engineer
October 24, 2015
Using ozone in a poultry house has shown to have limited benefits. We have tested ionized air in a poultry house and were not able to document a reduction in pathogens. It is not that these technologies might not provide some benefits but it is very difficult to "sanitize" a poultry house.
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September 6, 2019
In Viet Nam we used Filter HEPA filters 5 year ago! and clearning problem
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