Poultry Carcass Disposal Options for Routine and Catastrophic Mortality


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John Carey
A.K.M. Aminul Haque
George Malone
Paul Patterson
Nathaniel Tablante
Nickolas Zimmermann

Task Force Reviewers

Jesse Grimes
Daniel Karunakaran
Stephen Pretanik
John Scanga

Task Force Board Liaison

Steven Clark
Dale Layfield
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Methods for the disposal of poultry carcasses currently include burial, incineration, composting, and rendering. Although each method is preferable under specific circumstances, each also presents disadvantages, including potential effects on groundwater and increasing cost considerations. With those concerns in mind, there are other, emerging technologies for carcass disposal that may offer viable alternatives. Methods, strategies, and practical applications presented in this paper summarize acceptable means for disposal of poultry mortality. Chair: John P. Blake, Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. IP 40, October 2008, 20 pp., FREE. Available online AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).


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