Work with your veterinarian to develop a plan for depopulation as a result of each of the emergencies listed in this resourse. Planning requires use of methods listed in AVMA guidelines under preferred methods. Depopulation method must be appropriate for the species and age and be implemented according to professional standards. This involves consulting with your veterinarian during the depopulation planning process and implementation.

  • Plan with several alternatives – use stakeholders to help provide insight;
  • Consider man hours needed for set up and clean up after a depopulation event;
  • Even if you were able to use a method with a high success rate it is important to confirm death before disposal; and
  • Have a backup method if primary method was not effective for whole flock such as cervical dislocation or non-penetrating captive bolt.