Waste Management Practices in Selected Poultry Farms in Umuahia, Abia State

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E. Kalu A. N. Ajaruonye N. Okwara


This study examined the waste disposal system of poultry farmers in Abia state. Poultry waste generation is on the increase due to the increase in the number of poultry farms. Improper handling of these wastes can result in environmental pollution and also affect human health. A questionnaire survey was carried out in 26 selected poultry farms that practice deep litter management system. The results reveal a steady increase in the number of people involved in poultry farming in the state, most (61.8%) of which engaged in layer production. 73.1% of the farmers were not aware that improper disposal of their waste affects the environment and health of individuals. Other management practices investigated revealed that most of the farmers do not know how to handle their waste efficiently.

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KALU, E.; AJARUONYE, A. N.; OKWARA, N.. Waste Management Practices in Selected Poultry Farms in Umuahia, Abia State. Journal of Veterinary Advances, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 9, p. 1310-1316, sep. 2015. ISSN 2251-7685. Available at: <http://grjournals.com/index.php/JVA/article/view/703>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2018.
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