Tough Decisions: Animal Mortality Disposal During a Disease Outbreak

Carcass disposal methods used during a disease outbreak include burial, composting, landfilling, and incineration. The use of these disposal methods may be limited during a large or widespread disease outbreak by biosecurity, transportation logistics, public perception, and environmental concerns.

Viability of Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus thuringiensis Spores as a Model for Predicting the Fate of Bacillus anthracis Spores during Composting of Dead Livestock

This paper discusses the effectiveness of two animal composters in containing diseases caused by spore-forming bacteria.