Disposing of the dead animals is considered the most efficient way to eliminate the infections that are associated with dead animals. The concerned people should be properly dressed and well equipped to prevent the contraction of the diseases from the animal. The process should well plan with regards to the nature of the infection and the number of animals that have died. In the case where the number of the animals involved is large, then open air is the best method to be used. However, proper management is required at the site to ensure that the dead animals are not eaten by the living ones to prevent further spread of the disease. Every activity, therefore, should be undertaken under strict monitoring for safety purposes.
Carcass disposal mechanisms like rendering, incineration, burial and composting. Among the four, compositing is the most effective way and the method disposal. The cost is affordable and cheap but also insecure in terms of the environmental impact. If done properly, composting is considered environmentally safe for managing emergency mortalities especially when high temperatures are not possible. At times, open air and burial might be convenient and cost effective and in such circumstances, the site must determine carefully to prevent ground water and soil contamination. Furthermore, composting is also an alternative where legal regulations do not permit open air burning and burial animal body. There are other methods that can also be used like the open air burning. It is one of the most modern methods of dead poultry disposal. It is cost effective and can also be handled by even inexperienced persons. However, it also has its drawbacks which include the public perception and the environmental impact of the method. It results in the enormous ash levels that have to be collected and disposed of in landfills. The smoke from the open air has effects also on people’s lives at the scene unless the site is far away from residential areas. The state laws also should be regarded on the safety measure especially its regards for open air burning.