Authors: Isabel Pires, Andreia Garcês

Necropsy Techniques for Examining Wildlife Samples

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $100
Printed Copy: US $71
Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-981-14-6831-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-6833-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114683391200101


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.


Isabel Pires
CECAV, Department of Veterinary Sciences
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
5000 Vila Real

Andreia Garcês
CITAB, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Vila Real


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