Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Volume

234

Issue

1

First Page

47

Last Page

56

DOI

10.2460/javma.234.1.47

Abstract

Composting is an alternative method of carcass disposal in those situations when conventional methods are inadequate. With proper maintenance and monitoring, carcass composting systems can be safe and efficient with minimal environmental impacts. Importantly, proper composting eliminates many pathogens and may reduce levels of carcass contamination with spore-forming bacteria, prions, and other pathogens.

Comments

This article is from Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 234, no. 1 (January 1, 2009): 47–56, doi:10.2460/javma.234.1.47.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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