NYS Ag & Markets - Livestock Disposal GuidelinesRecent developments in the livestock disposal Industry has made livestock disposal very difficult in New York State. The NYS Department of Agriculture is well aware of this and is working with livestock groups including the NYS Horse Council, the rendering industry, and universities to resolve this problem.
Chemicals used in euthanizing animals have turned up in products produced from rendered animals causing this problem. As a result, Dr. David Smith, DVM and NYS Veterinarian issued a guidance on how to properly dispose of a dead or euthanized animal. That guidance document can be found here:
NYS Ag & Markets LIVESTOCK DISPOSAL GUIDELINES document (August 2018)