Data used in the generation of results for the paper "Variations in the properties of dairy cow manure – implications for the testing and efficacy of footbathing products".
This trial investigated the physical properties and microbial composition of dairy cow manure from two production systems and examined whether the source of manure impacted the efficacy of footbathing disinfectants. Manure was collected from 18 dairy cows, nine housed and fed grass silage (HOUSED) and nine at pasture (PASTURE). The pH and dry matter content was determined, total DNA was extracted and region v3-v4 of the 16s rRNA gene sequenced. The efficacy of formalin and two trial products (TP1: peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide; TP2: chlorocresol and triamine) was evaluated when mixed with manure from the two production systems. Production system differences were found in manure dry matter content, bacterial microbiome and the efficacy of both trial footbathing products but not formalin. The properties of manure affected the results of laboratory testing and therefore have the potential to influence footbathing disinfectant efficacy when footbaths are contaminated with manure.
This dataset includes files containing all of the data collected and generated during this trial. This includes animal and sample information, results of quantitative suspension tests and results of microbiome profiling.
|Date made available||25 May 2023|
|Publisher||Queen's University Belfast|
|Temporal coverage||2018 - 2020|
|Date of data production||01 Jul 2018 - 30 Dec 2020|
|Geographical coverage||Northern Ireland|