What kind of monitoring is the most efficient in detecting the levels of dust in the equine respiratory system?

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Filter based monitoring involves a sample of the environment being taken and then compared to a pre-weighed filter. A min, max and mean are collected-however it is difficult for the environment to be examined over a prolonged time frame or to collect enough samples to allow for contamination and environment changes over a day. Real-time monitors can detect short-term rises in RDC, for example when a stable is mucked out. Clements and Pirie recommended the DustTrak™ 8520 to monitor intake of particles. Air is drawn through a cyclone which classifies particles according to size and a laser is then passed through the aerosol to count particles. The machine has a timer allowing...
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