Carcass Disposal

Carcass Disposal Issues in Recent Disasters, Accepted Methods and Suggested Plan to Mitigate Future Events (PDF | 3.3 MB)

South Texas State University.

Contains eight chapters on the logistics of the disposal of animal carcasses created by numerous disasters.


Avian Influenza Bird Carcass Disposal (PDF | 1.5 MB)

Air Burners.

Provides an incineration method for the disposal of culled and dead birds.


Avian Influenza Carcass Disposal (PDF | 1.5 MB)

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

A presentation on methods of disposal of poultry and other birds that have died or been culled as a result of Avian Influenza.


Carcass Disposal Options: State Regulations

National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies.

Provides links to state regulations on the disposal of animal carcasses as well as detailed information on methods of carcass disposal.


Disposal of Dead Production Animals, 1988-2006

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A compilation of literature citations regarding the proper disposal of domestic and wild animals to control animal and human disease epidemics.


CAST Issue Paper # 39, Swine Carcass Disposal Options for Routine and Catastrophic Mortality (PDF | 1 MB)

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

A critical assessment of information available on methods of swine carcass disposal under routine and catastrophic conditions.