Invitation to present Papers and Posters – Deadline Extended to Feb. 20, 2018

Deadline to submit abstracts for the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management has been extended until February 20, 2018.  There is still time to submit an abstract for this leading symposium on animal mortality management issues.   If you have conducted research or had experience managing moralities during a disease outbreak or natural disaster, pleaseContinue reading “Invitation to present Papers and Posters – Deadline Extended to Feb. 20, 2018”

New video series: Mass Mortality Composting for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks

I recently had the honor of working with a team of some of the best composting experts in the world to develop a video series describing the process of composting poultry mortality in response to outbreaks of avian influenza at commercial poultry production facilities.  The production team included: Josh Payne, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service GaryContinue reading “New video series: Mass Mortality Composting for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks”

2017 National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Programs (NASAAEP) Summit

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the country’s premiere conference for responders to animal disasters being held next week in Gulfport, Mississippi.  The 2017 NASAAEP Summit provides a forum for personnel and organizations working on emergency management of pets and livestock to meet, network, and obtain the latest technicalContinue reading “2017 National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Programs (NASAAEP) Summit”

Call for Papers and Posters – 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

The Call for Papers and Posters for the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management is now open!  I would like to invite anyone who has been involved in animal mortality research or response activities to consider submitting an abstract.  As Chair of the International Program committee, I would especially like to have international colleaguesContinue reading “Call for Papers and Posters – 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management”

Emergency Carcass Management Webinar Recording Now Available

If you were interested in FAO’s Emergency Carcass Management webinar but missed the event, please note that a recording is now available.  Details below: On behalf of Dr Eran Raizman Emergency carcass management: risk reduction and environmental sustainability ::Webinar:: 4th October 2017 14hrs CET:: Recording available http://fao.adobeconnect.com/pmatx3l3jwy2/  Password “Disposal” PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED COLLEAGUES

Emergency Carcass Management Webinar

I am pleased to be presenting on emergency carcass management during a webinar  sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  The webinar is scheduled for October 4, 2017.  Additional details follow: On behalf of Dr Eran Raizman Emergency carcass management: risk reduction and environmental Sustainability Webinar:: 4th October 2017 14hrs CET:: http://fao.adobeconnect.com/disposal2017/Continue reading “Emergency Carcass Management Webinar”

Aboveground Burial for Managing Catastrophic Losses of Livestock

My colleagues and I are happy to announced that our recent work on aboveground burial was published in the peer-reviewed journal, International Journal of One Health.  The purpose of the work was to operationalize aboveground burial as an animal carcass management tool that offers more environmental protection than traditional burial. We are interested in thisContinue reading “Aboveground Burial for Managing Catastrophic Losses of Livestock”

Livestock Mortality Composting Protocol/Carcass Management in Developing Countries

During the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the United States in 2015 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) formed the Composting Technical Team to establish standard operating procedures to ensure the safe and efficient composting of the infected poultry carcasses.  By the end of the outbreak, 50 million birds had died withContinue reading “Livestock Mortality Composting Protocol/Carcass Management in Developing Countries”

World Vaccine Summit & Expo

I am honored to be serving on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the World Vaccine Summit and Expo being held December 4 – 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  This event will include sessions on: Advanced Vaccine Technology and Engineering Vaccine Production DNA Vaccines Bioinformatics in Vaccine Design Veterinary & Plant–Based Vaccines Vaccines forContinue reading “World Vaccine Summit & Expo”

Save-The-Date, 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

Please join us June 3-7, 2018 at the Amarillo Embassy Suites for the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management in Amarillo, Texas. This triennial symposium was established in 2005 and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research, educational programs, and technologies available for disinfection, decontamination, depopulation, and disposal. Those who shouldContinue reading “Save-The-Date, 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management”