Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2015NE283B

Fate of Manure-Borne Antimicrobials Monensin, Lincomycin, and Sulfamethazine and Potential Effects to Nitrogen Transformation in Soil

Institute: Nebraska
Year Established: 2015 Start Date: 2015-03-01 End Date: 2016-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $20,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $40,232

Principal Investigators: Daniel Snow, Matteo DAlessio

Abstract: The overall goal of this research is to establish whether the occurrence and persistence of antibiotics in soil receiving animal manure or livestock wastewater will affect nitrogen transformation and the potential for contamination of ground water by both antibiotics and nitrate. The project is designed to determine the fate of monensin, lincomycin and sulfamethazine together with nitrate transformation after manure application to soil and the potential for movement of these chemicals into ground water. The potential effects of monensin, lincomycin and sulfamethazine will be evaluated relative to nitrate production, transformation and leaching in soils receiving livestock manure and wastewater. Results may also provide information for enrichments of microorganisms capable of monensin degradation estimates for the expected rates of monensin and other antimicrobial movement relative to nitrate.