Minimally managed composting of beef manure at the pilot scale: effect of manure pile construction on pile temperature profiles and on the fate of oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline.

@article{Arikan2009MinimallyMC,
  title={Minimally managed composting of beef manure at the pilot scale: effect of manure pile construction on pile temperature profiles and on the fate of oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline.},
  author={Osman A Arikan and Walter Mulbry and David M. E. Ingram and Patricia Millner},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 19},
  pages={4447-53}
}
Oxytetracycline (OTC) and chlortetracycline (CTC) are broad-spectrum antibiotics used in livestock production. Although laboratory-scale studies have shown that extractable concentrations of these compounds decrease over time within treated and untreated manures and soils, there is relatively little information from farm-scale experiments. The objective of… CONTINUE READING