Composting: Cat Manure

Is there any reason not to put cat manure in a compost bin?
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Dick Adams wrote:

Yes. Human transmissible diseases are possible. Flush it.
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snipped-for-privacy@panix.com (Dick Adams) wrote:

cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, and toxoplasmosis
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Many reasons. Look up 'zoonoses' and 'cats' in the search field. The same for dogs - the poops from both are no-nos in compost.
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Dog (and maybe cat) poop is a definite negative for people who want to reclaim an empty lot and use it for growing food crops. Too often they simply do not realize that 'n' years of dog poop in empty/ abandoned lots have deposited dangerous parasites in the soil. It must be treated for a long time by various methods. Some, but not all, involve covering the area with plastic and letting the sun bake the dog poop until it is innocuous. Opinions differ re: black or transparent plastic. If you know someone who is planning to do a "good thing" by growing food crops in an empty lot, steer them to the crucial information.
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3Resistance of infective oocysts (Toxoplasmosis)
3.1Environmental conditions
Oocysts are spread in the environment mainly via wind, water, manure and by earthworms and arthropods: they can contaminate surface water, soil, harvest feeds, fruits and vegetables [11,28 31]. They have been recovered from naturally contaminated soil but never from water [11].
Unsporulated oocysts lose their capacity to sporulate after freezing (1 day at "21
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