Animal carcass disposal


Improper carcass disposal can have significant impacts on environmental, human and animal health. Poor carcass disposal can result in contamination of soil, ground water and water ways. Access to poorly disposed carcasses can also allow for significant disease spread through scavengers, mosquitoes and vermin.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Safe handling of carcasses
  • Environmentally Safe Disposal of Carcasses
  • Important diseases
  • Transporting carcasses for offsite disposal
  • Inappropriate carcass disposal


Primefact PUB21/202 Second Edition

Published: Mar 2021