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How can I sanitize a bird's carcass so that no diseases are present after disinfection? I was thinking $\gamma$-ray bombardment since ozonation would only surface disinfect.

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What do you want to do with the carcass after disinfection? Very harsh disinfection protocols are likely to severely damage DNA and other biomolecules, so if you want to use the carcass for diagnostics, those methods are all useless. –  Chinmay Kanchi Jun 7 '13 at 10:43
If you need organ samples, you could prep the bird under a biological safety cabinet and then desinfect the specimens with Trizol. –  NeoDevlin Jun 9 '13 at 1:37
Oh, no. It is just a dissection that will be performed. –  Trancot Jun 11 '13 at 22:05

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