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Immunology and Infection
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Biocontained Carcass Composting for Control of Infectious Disease Outbreak in Livestock
 

Biocontained Carcass Composting for Control of Infectious Disease Outbreak in Livestock

Article doi: 10.3791/1946
May 6th, 2010

Summary May 6th, 2010

Using readily available materials, this biocontained composting system enables effective on-site disposal of large animal carcasses arising in the event of infectious disease outbreak. This procedure kills most infectious agents in carcasses and contaminated manure. Once infectious agent is confirmed non-viable, mature compost can be spread as fertilizer.

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