During outbreaks of notifiable diseases in poultry control measures require poultry to be killed on-farm, preferably in their production housing in order to reduce the risk of spreading the disease.
The Dutch governments interest in the potential of delivering gas into sheds using high- expansion foam as an acceptable method of emergency killing of poultry is shared by the UK government (Defra). To maximise the benefits of complementary research a collaborative programme of research between the respective project leaders Dr Dorothy McKeegan and Dr Marien Gerritzen
(Livestock Research Wageningen UR, NL) was established. Results and conclusions of this complementary research, as well as practical recommendations based on this research project are presented in this report.
Read report: Gas foaming research report Oct 2010