Authors: Isabel Pires, Andreia Garcês

Necropsy Techniques for Examining Wildlife Samples

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ISBN: 978-981-14-6831-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-6833-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114683391200101

Introduction

In this handbook, the authors provide a practical, easily accessible guide of necropsy techniques for examining wildlife. Chapters introduce the reader to the value of necropsy in studying wildlife in general, sample collection methods, cadaveric phenomena and necropsy techniques for a variety of organisms ranging from invertebrates to mammals. The book addresses some of the peculiar characteristics of veterinary autopsy specific to different types of specimens. The goal of this book is to equip the reader with the information necessary to conduct a forensic examination in order to reach a conclusive diagnosis of an animal’s death, while also understanding it in an ecological context.

Necropsy Techniques for Examining Wildlife Samples is intended as an essential handbook for students and professionals of biology, zoology and veterinary medicine as well as professionals, who work in natural parks, wildlife rehabilitation centers and biological or zoological parks as conservationists, researchers or animal handlers.

Preface

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Necropsy in Wildlife

- Pp. 1-20 (20)
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Sample Collection

- Pp. 21-27 (7)
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Cadaveric Phenomenons

- Pp. 28-38 (11)
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Necropsy in Wild Birds

- Pp. 39-67 (29)
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Necropsy in Wild Mammals

- Pp. 68-101 (34)
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Necropsy in Reptiles

- Pp. 102-145 (44)
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Necropsy in Amphibians

- Pp. 146-156 (11)
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Necropsy in Invertebrates

- Pp. 157-161 (5)
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Necropsy in Fish

- Pp. 162-171 (10)
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Necropsy in Eggs

- Pp. 172-177 (6)
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Subject Index

- Pp. 178-186 (9)
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