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Biocontained Carcass Composting for Control of Infectious Disease Outbreak in Livestock

Reuter, T., Xu, W., Alex, T.W., et al. (2010). Biocontained Carcass Composting for Control of Infectious Disease Outbreak in Livestock. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (39): 1946.

The authors explain how vulnerable "intensive livestock production systems" are to accidental and intentional infectious disease outbreaks. They also share that one strategy to contain the spread of disease is depopulation, but this is accompanied by a large number of carcasses and contaminated manure. The authors share findings on the bio-contained mortality composting procedure they designed, focusing on its efficacy for bovine tissue degradation and microbial deactivation.
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