• Dead stock attracts stray or unattended dogs that could scavenge on infected carcasses. Dispose of all dead animals as soon as practicable.
  • Carcasses can be buried. If a pit is used, it should be covered or fenced to ensure it is dog proof.
  • Carcasses can be burnt. Ensure this is done in a dog-proof enclosure.
  • Make sure that in areas where dead stock are stored an effective fence is in place to stop dog access.

Quick disposal of dead stock is one of the requirements under the MPI Controlled Area Notice No. 294, issued to limit the spread of hydatids.