Necropsy, Procedures and Basic Diagnostic Methods for Practicing Veterinarians

This book on necropsy diagnosis is written to aid veterinary practitioners and students in establishing diagnoses. Information scattered throughout the literature or lear!led by the author’s experience has been collated and presented in a logical sequence. A necropsy procedure for the dog with appropriate modifications for other domestic animals is described, thereby eliminating the necessity of learning a different procedure for each species. Emphasis is placed on gross pathologic diagnoses with simple and quick supportive laboratory techniques, which can be performed during necropsy (impressions or smears, Gram stains, etc.). A common mistake in practice is to omit laboratory procedures or to do difficult tests that are needed infrequently without first perfecting tests that are supportive, simply done, inexpensive, and more rewarding.

Importance of Necropsy; Necropsy Procedures; Descriptive Writing of Pathologic Changes; Postmortem Changes versus Antemortem Lesions; Cross Pathologic Evaluation of Tissues; Specimen Collection and Submission; Necropsy and Clinical Bacteriology; Laboratory Procedures at Necropsy; Selection and Handling of Toxicologic Specimens; Diagnosis of Parasitism in Domestic Animals; Diagnostic Evaluation of Bovine Ingesta During Necropsy: Cross Observations of Diagnostic Significance in Animals; Diagnosing Abortion Problems; Necropsy OT Birds Management and Common Cross Pathological Findings of Diagnostic Significance in Birds; Disposal of Dead Animals and Birds; Malpractice in Veterinary Medicine. Appendices.

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