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Reduction of bacterial pathogens in poultry manure by Musca domestica fly larvae

Nordentoft, Steen; Fischer, Christian Holst and Bjerrum, Lotte (2014) Reduction of bacterial pathogens in poultry manure by Musca domestica fly larvae. Applied and Enviromental Microbiology. [Completed]

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Summary

Adult flies are potential carriers of various microbiological pathogens due to their attraction to animal manure. The common house fly (Musca domestica) place their eggs on the surface of fresh manure and the hatched larvae undergoes three larval stages inside. Whether pathogenic microorganism from the manure may colonize the larva gut and ensure transmission to the adult fly is not known as larvae also nourishes on certain bacteria. In this study we monitored the effect of adding M. domestica fly larvae to poultry manure spiked with different test strains (E. coli, S. Enteritidis and C. jejuni), and followed the quantitative changes in manure, larvae and pupae as well as in the adult fly.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > BIOCONVAL
Deposited By: Bjerrum, Mrs Lotte
ID Code:26581
Deposited On:11 Aug 2014 11:59
Last Modified:11 Aug 2014 11:59
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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