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.
As pig farmers fine-tune their biosecurity plans in the face of increased foreign animal disease (FAD) pressure, many are turning to composting to handle daily mortality.
The Agricultural Program Manager with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality discussed carcass management.
This paper discusses the effectiveness of two animal composters in containing diseases caused by spore-forming bacteria.
Pareto charts of exposures during carcass disposal allow policy interventions to be better designed.
Ukraine’s Health Ministry has said that over 13,500 places in the country have potential danger over the possible spread of anthrax, and these are mainly former burial grounds for cattle in rural areas.
The method chosen to dispose of mortalities depends on the suitability to your production system and should consider the timeliness, biosecurity and potential impact on the environment.
Researchers studied a hybrid disposal concept which combines burial with aerobic digestion.
Improper animal disposal can pose a risk to animal and public health.
The purpose of this standard is to use the composting process to destroy pathogens and prevent disease transmission from manure and mortality.