Validating Water-Based Foam for the Depopulation of Swine
March 4, 2023By Andrew Bowman
Increased global movement of people and animals increases likelihood of foreign animal diseases (FAD), like African Swine Fever (ASF), being introduced into the US swine population. Due to the risk...
Depopulation of Swine by Inert Gassing Utilizing the Livetec Systems Nitrogen Foam Delivery System
July 11, 2022By Julian Sparrey
The nitrogen foam delivery system is an alternative emergency depopulation system that uses high expansion water based foam bubbles to deliver nitrogen gas into a container, trailer, coral or barn....
Validation and Demonstration of Utilizing High Expansion Nitrogen Foam for Large Scale Depopulation of Swine
June 23, 2022By Todd Williams
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines depopulation as “the rapid destruction of a population of animals in response to urgent circumstances with as much consideration given...
Quantifying a Technique Using Carbon Monoxide for the Depopulation of Swine
May 20, 2022By Doug Groth
The project demonstrated the euthanasia of mature sows and feeder pigs using carbon monoxide (CO) produced by a 1970 gas grain truck. The gas engine system, with no modifications, had been previously...
Mass Depopulation of Swine Facilities via On-Site Generation of Carbon Monoxide
May 20, 2022By Brett Ramirez
In the event of an infectious animal disease outbreak, rapid depopulation of the infected livestock herds can help prevent the spread of the disease and potentially reduce suffering of the impacted...
Determining the efficacy and safety of differing caliber/ammunition combinations for the humane euthanization and subsequent mass depopulation of market weight pigs.
November 24, 2021By Chad A. Stahl|Ph.D.
The global pandemic attributable to the COVID-19 virus has severely disrupted the U.S. pork supply chain over the past few months as many packer/processors have closed and(or) restricted their scope...
Field evaluation of humane pig euthanasia using a dump trailer as a CO2 chamber
November 24, 2021By Marisa Rotolo
In the summer of 2018, African swine fever virus was detected in China, highlighting the need renewed preparation efforts in the United States against foreign animal diseases. Since 2018, many...
Depopulation methods in swine: what has been done and what are the knowledge gaps
November 24, 2021By Andrew Bowman
Mass depopulation refers to the need of ending the life of large numbers of animals due to emergencies. This need could arise, for example, when we face disease epidemics (especially for pathogens...
Animal caretakers perspectives on performing euthanasia on commercial sow farms
October 27, 2021By Lily Edwards-Callaway
Use of modified rendering trailers to achieve rapid depopulation of modern sow units
March 18, 2021By Andrew Bowman
The US swine herds are susceptible to the introduction of catastrophic diseases that may require mass depopulation to contain. While the industry is well versed on individual animal euthanasia, mass...