Tablante, Nathaniel

Scientific Assessment of the Welfare of Dry Sows Kept in Individual Accommodations
Category: Tablante, Nathaniel
March, 2009

The use of individual gestation accommodations (IGAs) for dry sows in commercial pork production is an issue that has raised much debate. Public perceptions and misconceptions of welfare issues have the potential to dramatically impact swine production.

Poultry Carcass Disposal Options for Routine and Catastrophic Mortality
Category: Tablante, Nathaniel
October, 2008

Methods for the disposal of poultry carcasses currently include burial, incineration, composting, and rendering. Although each method is preferable under specific circumstances, each also presents disadvantages, including potential effects on groundwater and increasing cost considerations.