Presentations

Transboundary Animal Diseases & Mortality Management

Animal mortality management continues to pose significant biosecurity, environmental, and economic challenges during animal disease outbreaks. Including mortality management as an integral part of the emergency planning process can improve the effectiveness of the overall disease eradication effort.

Virginia’s Research on Above Ground Burial

COVID-19 Webinar. South Dakota State University.  May 6, 2020.


Above Ground Burial Methodology

COVID-19 Emergency Carcass Disposal Webinar. Iowa Pork Producer’s Association.  April 29, 2020. 

Responding to African Swine Fever:
Research to Develop New Methods to Manage ASF Infected Animal Carcasses

US EPA International Decontamination Research and Development Conference.
Norfolk, Virginia. November 19 – 21, 2019.

Options for Emergency Disposal

African Swine Fever Train-the-Trainer Course. Clinton, North Carolina. September 17 – 20, 2019.

Why Above Ground Burial (AGB)

African Swine Fever Train-the-Trainer Course. Clinton, North Carolina. September 17 – 20, 2019.

 

Above Ground Burial Methodology

African Swine Fever Train-the-Trainer Course. Clinton, North Carolina. September 17 – 20, 2019.

Donning and Doffing of PPE

African Swine Fever Train-the-Trainer Course. Clinton, North Carolina. September 17 – 20, 2019.

 

Disposal and Decontamination Options

African Swine Fever Response in Vietnam: Train-the-Trainer and 3D Response Personnel Training.
Hanoi, Vietnam. July 19, 2019.

 

AI Composting Lessons Learned and Disposal Methods for African Swine Fever

Emergency Poultry Disease Response Certificate Symposium. Newark, Delaware. June 24 – 28, 2019.

 

Updates on Disposal Options for Livestock and Poultry from the US and International Perspectives

National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs. Webinar. June 12, 2019.

 

Culling and Safe Disposal of Pig Carcasses

World Organization for Animal Health webinar on African Swine Fever for Southeast Asia. May 21, 2019. 

Depopulation and Animal Mortality Management during Epizootic Diseases

2nd Annual Biorisk Management Symposium (BIORIM 2019). Tunis, Tunisia. April 2 – 3, 2019.

Managing Catastrophic Mortality: Considering Your Options

Livestock Mortality Workshop. Garden City, Kansas. March 20, 2019.

Above Ground Burial of Animal Carcasses Following a Disease Outbreak or Natural Disaster

Livestock Mortality Workshop. Garden City, Kansas. March 20, 2019.

Advanced CompostingLivestock

WORKS! Conference. Lindsborg, Kansas. March 19, 2019.

Carcass Management Implementation

African Swine Fever: Animal Carcass Disposal Training. Lviv, Ukraine. October 18 – 19, 2018.

 

Innovative Methods to Compost Livestock Contaminated with Foreign Animal Diseases

National Science and Technology Council’s Interagency Working Group on Foreign Animal Disease Threats.
Washington, D.C. July 9, 2018.

 

Composting Lessons Learned from AI Outbreaks in North America

Emergency Poultry Disease Response Certificate Symposium. Newark, Delaware. June 22, 2018.

Composting, Above Ground Burial and Carcass Management Risk Assessment

Carcass Management Seminar for the National Institute of Environmental Research. Seoul, Korea. June 14, 2018.

Evolution of Composting from a Novelty to a Leading Carcass Disposal Method and the
Role of Aboveground Burial during Future Animal Disease Outbreaks

2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology.
Gangwon Province, Korea. June 12, 2008.

 

Recent Demonstration Projects and the Field Application of Aboveground Burial for Carcass Disposal

6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management. Amarillo, Texas. June 6, 2018.

In-House Composting Field Exercise for Broiler Breeders

6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management. Amarillo, Texas. June 5, 2018.

Adapting U.S. Composting Protocols for Use Internationally: Dominican Republic LPAI Outbreak

6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management. Amarillo, Texas. June 5, 2018.

Influenza Aviar: Reunión Técnico Compostaje

Reunión de la Asociación Dominicana de Avicultura. Moca, Republica Dominicana. January 19, 2018.

Influenza Aviar: Reunión Técnico Compostaje

Reunión de la Asociación Dominicana de Avicultura. La Vega, Republica Dominicana. January 18, 2018.

Manejo de Compostaje en Granjas Avícolas

Instituto Salesiano, La Vega, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana. January 18, 2018.

 

Manejo de Compostaje en Granjas Avícolas

Salón Patronato Nacional de Ganaderos, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana. January 17, 2018.

In-House Composting Field Exercise for Broiler Breeder Operations

2017 National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Programs (NASAAEP) Summit.Gulfport, Mississippi.
December 5
7, 2017.

 

Aboveground Burial of Animal Carcasses Following a Disease Outbreak: An Alternative to Traditional Burial Pits

2017 National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Programs (NASAAEP) Summit.Gulfport, Mississippi.
December 5
7, 2017

The Evolution of Composting from a Novelty to the Main Carcass Disposal Method of the 2015 US HPAI Outbreak

2017 National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Programs (NASAAEP) Summit.Gulfport, Mississippi. 

December 5 7, 2017.

Comparison of Disposal Options for HPAI

Poultry HPAI Disposal Training. Puyallup, Washington. June 19, 2017.

Introduction to Composting During Avian Influenza Outbreaks

Poultry HPAI Disposal Training. Puyallup, Washington. June 19, 2017.

Broiler Breeder In-House Composting Field Exercise

Mass Mortality Management Workshop. Raleigh, North Carolina. April 18, 2017.

Aboveground Burial as a Carcass Disposal Option

Mass Mortality Management Workshop. Raleigh, North Carolina. April 18, 2017.

Virginia Innovations and Experience with Catastrophic Animal Mortality Management

Environment Virginia 2017. Lexington, Virginia. April 4 – 6, 2017.

Field Trial of Aboveground Burial as a Tool for Managing Animal Carcasses Following a Disease Outbreak

2016 EPA International Decontamination Research and Development Conference. Durham, North Carolina.
November 1 – 3, 2016.

 

Initial Farm Assessment

HPAI Compost Carcass Management Training. Augusta, Maine. September 19 – 22, 2016.

 

2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response3D Issues

Azerbaijan Avian Influenza Table-Top Exercise. Shabran, Azerbaijan. May 25 – 26, 2016.

 

Disposal/Composting in Response to HPAI. Avian Health Field Training

Greensboro, North Carolina. April 5 –  7, 2016.

 

Initial Farm Assessment/Windrow Construction Principles/Monitoring, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Windrows. Avian Influenza Mortality Management Workshop.

Tifton, Georgia.  March 9 – 10, 2016.

 

Troubleshooting Windrows. Avian Influenza

Mortality Management Workshop. Tifton, Georgia. March 9 – 10, 2016.

Disposal/Composting in Response to HPAI

Avian Health Field Training. Puyallup, Washington. December 8 – 10, 2015.

Depopulation and Disposal Experience from Delmarva

Ohio Poultry HPAI Preparedness Meeting. Dublin, Ohio. November 4, 2015.

Initial Farm Assessment Process

United States Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services Workshop. Augusta, Maine. November 3 – 6, 2015.

HPAI Response – Lessons Learned: 3D Issues

Joint US Animal Health Association & American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Committee on
Animal Emergency Management. Providence, Rhode Island. October 24, 2015.

North Carolina Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response 2015 NCDA&CS/USDA-APHIS Disposal Unit

 Compost Management Team. Raleigh, North Carolina. October 8, 2015. 

 

Avian Influenza: Euthanasia/Disposal

US Poultry & Egg Association’s 2015 Live Production and Welfare Seminar. Nashville, Tennessee.
September 15 – 16, 2015.

Field Demonstration of the “Aboveground Burial Enhanced with Phytoremediation“ (ABEP) System as a Tool for Managing Animal Carcasses Following an Agroterrorism Attack or Disease Outbreak 
International Decontamination Research and Development Conference.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. May 5 – 7, 2015.

In-House Composting as a Rapid Response To Avian Influenza

6th Annual BioCycle Conference on Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling

Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 30 – 31, November 1, 2006.

Composting Wild Birds, Game Birds, and Backyard Birds 

BioCycle.  November 2006.

 

 

Counter-Agroterrorism

Agroterrorism is the deliberate use of biological agents (e.g., bacteria, viruses, toxins) against agricultural commodities, such as livestock or crops. The result can include economic damage, loss of confidence in the food supply, and possible loss of life.

Workshop 3: Agroterrorism and Zoonotic Diseases

Pre-Symposium Workshop. 2nd Annual Biorisk Management Symposium (BIORIM 2019). Tunis, Tunisia. April 2 – 3, 2019.

 

Agroterrorism: Understanding and Responding to the Threat

ReThinking Animals Summit. New York City, New York. May 5 7, 2017.

 

The Threat of Agroterrorism and Zoonotic Disease in the United States

Non-Conventional Threat CBRNe USA 2016. Washington D.C. May 31 – June 2, 2016.

The Threat of Agroterrorism and Zoonotic Disease in the United States

Non-Conventional Threat: CBRNe USA. Washington, DC. April 29 – May 1, 2015.

Aggroterrorism-Down on the Farm

CBNW Journal 2014.

 

Decontamination of Agricultural Facilities Following a Bioterrorism Attack or Disease Outbreak:
Learning from Outbreaks of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Virginia

International Decontamination Research and Development Conference. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
November 5 – 7, 2013.

 

The Threat of Agroterrorism and Zoonotic Disease in Asia

Non-Conventional Threat: CBRNe Asia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. September 24 – 27, 2013.

 

 

Global Health Security & One Health 

With increasing global travel and trade resulting in more interactions between humans, wildlife, and livestock, infections disease threats are increasing rapidly.  The One Health approach is the most effective way to manage these disease threats.  

Responding to Animal Disease Outbreaks and Natural Disasters with a One Health Approach

Webinar. One Health Academy. April 16, 2020.

 

Responding to Animal Disease Outbreaks and Natural Disasters with a One Health Approach

One Health Day 2019 Webinar. International Student One Health Alliance. November 3, 2019.


Implementing a One Health Strategy to Respond to Emerging Infectious Diseases
with the School System 

National School Response Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. January 16 –18, 2013.

One Health: Understanding the Connection between Animal and Human Diseases
4th International Symposium: Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products & Associated Health Risks.
Dearborn, MI. May 21– 24, 2012.

 
 

Other

 


Virginia’s Biosolids Land Application Program:

Regulating the Land Application of Biosolids to Protect Citizens and the Environment

2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology.
Gangwon Province, Korea. June 12, 2008.

Management and Disposal of Waste: A State Cooperative Perspective.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency International Decontamination Research and Development Conference.
Durham, North Carolina. May 8, 2018.