Pathogens in Manure
School of Veterinary Medicine University of California Davis , 2003

Kirk, J.H.

Many potential pathogens for livestock as well as humans can be found in manure of both livestock and poultry. These pathogens include bacteria, protozoan and viruses (Table 1). The focus of this paper will be on those pathogens commonly found in bovine manure with the greatest risk of infection for humans. When these potential pathogens move through the slaughterhouse on livestock or poultry, they may cause disease in humans.