TUCKER, Ga. – USPOULTRY is offering members free web-based “Farm Depopulation Training.” As a follow-up to the “Overview on Farm Depopulation” webinar, the new training will be offered on Tuesday, May 12, from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT and from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. EDT.


The “Farm Depopulation Training” will feature Robert Alphin, instructor, Univ. of Delaware, and Dr. Eric Benson, professor in the Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences, Univ. of Delaware. Alphin has been involved in research related to emergency poultry disease response, including emergency depopulation of poultry, in-house composting of litter/poultry carcasses and testing of disinfectant strategies and disinfectants for avian disease decontamination. Benson has been involved in emergency animal response, and he and his team have been involved in support for the current HPAIV outbreak at both the state and federal level.


Alphin will cover “Guidelines for Depopulation” in the first segment. He will address the guidelines, methods and criteria for depopulation and the advantages and disadvantages of several gas depopulation techniques.


In the second segment, Dr. Benson will cover “Foam Depopulation.” Participants will learn about the characteristics of foam, the science behind the procedure and how to implement foam depopulation.


Participants will be able to submit questions throughout both web-based training sessions, which will be answered by Alphin and Dr. Benson during a question and answer period at the end of the program. All participants will receive a copy of the recorded programs and a one-page document containing important points from the web-based training.


To register for the “Guidelines for Depopulation” web-based training, click here.

To register for the “Foam Depopulation” web-based training, click here