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Animal Handling and Carcass Disposal: Natural Disasters ( 15 results )

Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

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This publication describes procedures for successfully composting large carcasses (cattle, horses, hogs, and etc.) as an alternative to carcass disposal by burial for routine, on-farm mortality management and for large number of mortalities due to a natural disaster.  Composting basics, tools needed for compost pile construction and management, site selection, and monitoring of compost piles during different stages of this procedure are discussed in this publication.

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Source: Texas AgriLife Extension Service

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Horse owners need to develop an evacuation plan for their horses and their facility. This plan includes many different factors. Horse owners must find suitable housing for their horses and making arrangements prior to evacuation. Additionally, horse owners need to make appropriate plans to transport their animals and supplies for the trip. Many horse owners may not know what types of facilities are available during an evacuation. This video will educate horse owners about the necessary steps needed to prepare for an evacuation.

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Steps to take to prevent horse and equipment being stolen.

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Incidents such as special diseases, storms and theft affect the need to have horses permanently identified/ marked in one of several ways.

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Livestock owners should take action in advance of a hurricane to prepare facilities and livestock for the conditions that are associated with these storms.

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Hurricane Preparedness video detailing hurricane preparedness for livestock owners. The video covers steps that can be taken by livestock owners in advance or hurricane season to reduce the impact of potential storms on livestock.

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Hurricane Preparedness video for livestock owners. The video covers steps that can be taken by livestock owners in advance of hurricane season to reduce the impact from potential storms on livestock.

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This resource guides in preparing and recovering livestock animals from a flood situation in Texas.

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