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Welcome to 4th International Animal By-Products Symposium

4th International Symposium: Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products & Associated Health Risk:  Connecting Research, Regulations & Response. Date: May 21 - 24, 2012. Location: Dearborn, Michigan.

Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products & Associated Health Risk:

Connecting Research, Regulations & Response

The 4th International Symposium was held May 21 – 24, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Topics included:

  • Safety of composting euthanized animals as a means of disposal;
  • Carcass management in response to routine mortalities, accidental deaths, natural disasters, and disease outbreaks;
  • Food of animal origin containment, disposal and decontamination in response to disease and emergency events;
  • Research and public policy on carcass disposal and the direction of future research and resources;
  • International, Federal and state agency response and training experience;
  • Carcass treatment (management) options;
  • New and emerging technologies for euthanasia, carcass treatment, and disinfection;
  • One Health Initiative;
  • Global considerations;
  • Final product use and disposition.

For more information contact:

Jean Bonhotal: jb29@cornell.edu
Mark Hutchinson: mhutch@maine.edu
Dale Rozeboom: rozeboom@msu.edu
Gary Flory: Gary.Flory@deq.virginia.gov