3rd International Symposium: Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissue, & Related Byproducts: Connecting Research, Regulations, and Response


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For more information contact:
Mark Hutchinson, Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, mhutch@maine.edu or 207-832-0343
Jean Bonhotal, Compost Specialist, Cornell Waste Management, jb29@cornell.edu or 607-255-8444

Visit the 4th International Animal By-Products Symposium website for information about the upcoming 2012 symposium.

The 3rd International Symposium was held July 21-23, 2009
University of California -- Davis
Davis, California

Three days of plenary, breakout, and poster sessions for researchers, policy makers, and regulators on carcass disposal technology, planning, and policy. Included hands-on workshops and demonstrations of carcass disposal technology.

Keynote Speaker
Patricia A. Conrad, D.V.M.,Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

Title:  Nowhere to Hide: A "One Health" Perspective

Dr. Patricia Conrad is a veterinarian and protozoologist whose interest is in zoonotic disease transmission at the interface between wildlife, humans and domestic animals.
Dr. Conrad received her D.V.M. from Colorado State University and her Ph.D. in Tropical Animal Health and Protozology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She has worked on tropical animal diseases of livestock and wildlife in Scotland, Kenya South Africa and South America. She is a 2004 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow working to better convey environmental science to the policy makers and the public.

 Topics included:

  • Carcass disposal in response to routine mortalities, accidental deaths, natural disasters, and disease outbreaks;

  • Research and public policy on carcass disposal;

  • Federal and state agency response and training experience;

  • Carcass treatment (management) options;

  • New and emerging technologies for euthanasia, carcass treatment/disposal and decontamination;

  • Final product use and disposition;

  • Animal studies will focus on but not be limited to farm animals, wildlife, and marine mammals.

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