[MARMAM] Carcass Disposal Symposium Registration

Keith Matassa KMatassa at une.edu
Tue Apr 7 10:44:08 PDT 2009

Can you please post this on the Marmam website>?

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

UPDATE ....This is a reminder of the upcoming 3rd International 
Symposium on Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissue, and Related 
Byproducts - Connecting Research, Regulations and Response, July 
21-23, 2009.  The attached flyer contains updated program information 
and links to register.

Please consider participating in this Symposium and forwarding this 
announcement to others you think would be interested in this topic.

For more information contact:
Mark Hutchinson, Associate Extension Professor
University of Maine - Cooperative Extension
<mailto:markh at umext.maine.edu>markh at umext.maine.edu or 207-832-0343

Jean Bonhotal, Compost Specialist/Associate Director
Cornell Waste Management Institute
<mailto:jb29 at cornell.edu>jb29 at cornell.edu or 607-255-8444

July 21 - 23, 2009
3rd International Symposium on Management of Animal
Carcasses, Tissue, & Related Byproducts
Connecting Research, Regulations, and Response
Three days of plenary, breakout, and poster sessions to discuss,
learn,and share
information with researchers, policy makers, and regulators on carcass
technology, planning, and policy. Included in these days will be
hands-on workshops
and demonstrations of available carcass disposal technology. Click here
to Register
Topics to Include:
● 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
and decontamination;
● Final product use and disposition;
● Animal studies will focus on but not be limited to farm animals,
wildlife, and
Galdy Valley Hall, University of California - Davis, Davis, California
Click here to see a Tentative Program Schedule
Demonstrations will include full-scale operation of the following
● Transportable Gasifier (high-efficiency, low-emissions
● Microwave sterilizer (truck-mounted microwave and steam
● Carcass Composting (feed stock comparison and probe of
active compost pile);
● Foam euthanisia (various methods of foam generation will be
● Captive bolt technology (demonstration on hay bales);
● Vehicle disinfection (simple system using foam disinfectant and
wash water collection).
Tentative Round Table Discussions:
● California carcass disposal regulatory issues
● Emergency carcass disposal during natural disasters
● Capacity of rendering and landfill disposal options
● Composting of Mammalian Tissue
Who Should Attend?
Veterinarians and other Animal Health Personnel, Environmental
Agencies, Natural Resources Conservation
Service, Soil and Water Conservation Service, Cooperative Extension,
Livestock Producers, Animal and
Environmental Scientists, Regulatory Agencies, Composters and all
others interested in carcass disposal
Cornell Waste Management Institute

Keith A. Matassa
Marine Animal Rehabilitation Coordinator
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005
office 207-602-2670
cell 207-468-9621
kmatassa at une.edu

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