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Practical Matters: Carcass Disposal

July 2, 2009

In the event of  accidental deaths, natural disasters or disease outbreaks involving large numbers of animals, the carcasses will need to be handled quickly, safely and with attention to public health and environmental impact. 


UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in conjunction with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, hosts an international symposium on carcass disposal issues July 21-July 23 in Davis, California.

Participants will discuss, learn, and exchange information with researchers, policy makers, and regulators on carcass disposal technology, planning, training and law. In addition to classroom sessions, workshops and demonstrations of available carcass disposal methods will take place.

The keynote speaker, Patricia A. Conrad, professor of parasitology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss infectious disease transmission at the interfaces between wildlife, humans and domestic animals such as livestock.

The symposium takes place at Gladys Valley Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California.

More information and registration

Contact: Donald J. Klingborg, associate dean for Public Programs, 530-752-1524,