Author(s): Turner C, Williams SM, Cumby TR
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Abstract The aim of the study was to investigate the decontamination of pig slurry containing exotic viruses of pigs, foot AND mouth disease virus (FMDV), Aujeszky's disease virus (ADV) AND classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Laboratory-scale decontamination experiments showed that FMDV, ADV and CSFV were heat inactivated in slurry within 3 min at 67 degrees C, 3 min at 62 degrees C and 3 min at 60 degrees C and in Glasgow Eagles medium within 5 min at 67 degrees C, 4 min at 65 degrees C and 2 min at 65 degrees C, respectively. At pilot scale, FMDV was heat inactivated at 66 degrees C in water and 61 degrees C in slurry, ADV at 61 degrees C in water or slurry and CSFV at 62 degrees C in water and 50 degrees C in slurry. Treatment of pig slurry for the inactivation of exotic viruses may be achieved through the use of a thermal pilot plant operating in continuous mode. The work demonstrates the suitability of thermal treatment in ensuring the safety of pig slurry following a disease outbreak.
This article was published in J Appl Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology