Animal Waste Books

  • Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans

    FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals # 8African swine fever (ASF) is a viral haemorrhagic disease of swine generally characterized by high morbidity and high mortality. The disease is known to have devastated swine farming in highly industrialized, small commercial and backyard swine holdings, with concomitant closure of animal and meat export ...

  • Livestock and aquaculture insurance in developing countries (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsLivestock and aquaculture insurance have received less attention than crop insurance in risk management strategies being considered in recent years. This publication is intended as a contribution to redressing this imbalance. It briefly introduces the role of insurance as a risk management mechanism in ...

  • Manual on the preparation of african swine fever contigency plans (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Health ManualsAfrican swine fever (ASF) is a disease with a mortality rate close to 100 percent. There is no vaccine and no conventional treatment against the disease. To reduce the effects caused by ASF outbreaks, optimal response mechanisms against probable ASF emergency disease situations need to be planned and rehearsed so ...

  • Hog Manure Management, the Environment and Human Health

    The text provides a current look at how development of intensive livestock production, particularly hogs, has affected human health with respect to zoonotic diseases primarily transmitted by food but also by water, air and occupational activity. Lessons learned from the experience of those who have gone before are invaluable and are drawn together ...

  • Recognizing contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (En)

    Series: FAO Animal health manualsContagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a well-known scourge of cattle in Africa and elsewhere. On entering previously uninfected populations, it often causes an explosive epidemic with a high mortality. In endemic situations, the disease is known for its insidious spread and debilitating effects on production. ...

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    Composting Manure For Value-Added Products

    This new report provides significant data on how composted manure fulfills soil needs for microbial vitality as well as nutrient management. Composting Manure for Value-Added Products describes the new driving forces to turn manure from a disposal headache into a productive resource. Options for composting run the full gamut of windrow techniques, ...

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