302 KAR 20:050. Carcasses.


      RELATES TO: KRS 257.030, 257.160


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 257.030(3) authorizes the board to order and enforce the cleaning and disinfection of premises and all articles and materials by which communicable diseases may be transmitted, and the destruction of diseased and exposed animals and all property and materials, as may be necessary in the eradication of disease. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for transport of a carcass.


      Section 1. If the owner of a dead carcass is unable to dispose of it as provided for in KRS 257.160 by incineration, by composting at a permitted facility, or by burial:

      (1) The carcass may be transported if:

      (a) The carcass is covered with a tarpaulin or other heavy material so that no portion of the dead animal can be exposed; and

      (b) The sides of the truck used for transport are made of solid material; and

      (2) The carcass shall not be transported in a flat-bodied truck with no sides or with sides made of slat material with openings between slats.


      Section 2. The owner shall dispose of a dead animal within forty-eight (48) hours after the carcass is found. (Agr:Ls. D. 45; 1 Ky.R. 740; eff. 5-14-75; 37 Ky.R. 954; 10-13-2010.)