Canola Oil Sprinkling and Low Crude Protein Diet Reduce Respirable Dust and Ammonia Concentrations From Swine Production
Dust and ammonia levels are often high in swine facilities and pose a risk for workers. Methods for reducing these levels are needed in order to keep the workers and animals safe. High levels of nitrogen in the pigs diet can increase ammonia output. Canola oil sprinkling and low crude protein diets were used to decrease ammonia and respirable dust concentrations. This study confirms that canola oil sprinkling reduced respirable dust and low crude protein diets reduced ammonia concentrations.