Practical Post-Mortem Examinations of Australian Wildlife
Wildlife are more frequently being submitted to private veterinary practices by clients and other members of the public with an expectation that the animal will be cared for and possibly treated or the cause of the problem determined.
Several government authorities are interested in the potential for wild species to carry and transfer potential pathogens to other wildlife, companion animals and even people. This presentation will briefly describe and demonstrate the euthanasia of a range of wild species and how to necropsy them to take samples for disease diagnosis and pathogen identification.
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Understand how to quickly and efficiently euthanise sick and severely injured wildlife
- Develop an efficient and effective approach to necropsy wildlife
- Understand how to take samples for microbiological and histopathological investigations to determine the potential aetiological agents causing serious disease in Australian wildlife