Livestock Research Group Technical Manual: Respiration Chamber Designs, September 2018

The Global Research Alliance’s Livestock Research Group (LRG) Technical Manual of Respiration Chamber Designs was identified as one of the first priority projects for the Livestock Research Group and was subsequently sponsored by the New Zealand Government. It is a compilation of information on modern CH4 respiration chambers, including their design, performance and operation. The project was co-ordinated by AgResearch, a Crown Research Institute in New Zealand, who invited scientists from around the world to supply details on the design and operation of the different types of respiration chambers. A standard template was designed and sent to each participant to complete, which requested details on the design and operation of the individual respiration chamber systems. These individual submissions were then collated to produce the manual.

Any questions about the manual should be sent to: [email protected]

Download the complete Technical Manual on Respiration Chamber Designs on the right hand pane or as individual chapters below:

Chapter 1: New Zealand Ruminant Methane Measurement Centre, AgResearch, Palmerston North (3Mb)
Authors- Cesar Pinares-Patiño, Chris Hunt, Ross Martin, John West, Paul Lovejoy and Garry Waghorn

Chapter 2: Cattle Respiration Facility, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia (2Mb)
Authors- Roger Hegarty, Simon Bird and Reg Woodgate

Chapter 3: ILVO’s Ruminant Respiration Facility, Melle, Belgium (2Mb)
Authors- Sam De Campeneere and Nico Peiren

Chapter 4: Cattle Respiration Facility, Aarhus University, Denmark (3Mb)
Authors- Anne Louise Frydendahl Hellwing, Peter Lund and Martin Riis Weisbjerg

Chapter 5: Sheep Methane Chambers at Aberystwyth University (UK) and CSIC (Spain) (2Mb)
Authors- KJ Hart, DR Yáñez-Ruiz, AI Martín-García and CJ Newbold

Chapter 6: Metabolic Centre of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (under construction)(2Mb)
Authors- Kathrin Buehler and Marcel Wanner

Chapter 7: Large and Laboratory Animal Respiration Facilities, Leibniz Institute for Animal Biology, Dummerstorf, Germany (2Mb)
Authors- Cornelia Metges, Björn Kuhla and Michael Derno

Chapter 8 (revised) is included in the complete Technical Manual on the right hand pane: Small Ruminant Chambers of Universiti Putra, Malaysia.