By Ranald Munro BVMS MSc DVM Dip Forensic Medicine DipECVP MRCVS, Helen M. C. Munro BVMS MRCVS
This publication publications veterinarians and attorneys during the assorted and intricate fields of alleged cruelty to, and illegal killing of, better half animals, farm cattle and natural world. It attracts jointly present wisdom on the way to strategy, examine and document forensic circumstances.
- Covers all elements of the forensic autopsy together with reason and time of death
- Features the basics of abuse and neglect
- Allows swift entry to descriptions of other different types of accidents and offers crucial information on their interpretation
- Backed via functional normal operative strategies from international specialists to make sure right case management
- High caliber, specifically chosen images, a transparent writing kind and concise presentation informs and encourages the reader in the direction of soundly-based conclusions
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Post-mortem examination: A large (150 × 160 mm) necrotic area involved the anus, rectum, vulva and urethra. A common entrance to the rectum and vagina had formed and this cloaca-like cavity was heavily contaminated with faeces. The lining was necrotic. The bladder was congested and partially filled with fawn–grey fluid. The post-calving uterus showed well formed caruncles and widespread endometritis. More generally, the cow was in extremely poor bodily condition, had low-grade parasitism and was suffering from mastitis.
For clarity of description of the injuries, coloured coded markers were used to highlight the entrances to the anus/rectum (green), vagina (red) and bladder (blue). 3: Neglect of forelimb of dog following a road accident Clinical history: ‘Billy’ suffered serious injury to the motor and sensory nerve supply to the right forelimb when involved in a road accident. The owner failed to return Billy for veterinary examination and failed to take adequate care of the leg over the following 12 months. The limb became infected and necrotic, resulting in the animal’s collapse.
The forensic report should address disease-related questions such as: • Did the disease contribute to the poor condition of the animal? • Is the disease related to other aspects of the case? • Does the presence of disease alter the interpretation of other post-mortem findings? • Would it be reasonable to expect the average owner or keeper of the animal to have noticed any signs of ill health? • Should veterinary treatment have been given? Such questions are important for two reasons. First, unnecessary suffering may have arisen directly through neglect of the disease process.
Animal Abuse and Unlawful Killing: Forensic veterinary pathology by Ranald Munro BVMS MSc DVM Dip Forensic Medicine DipECVP MRCVS, Helen M. C. Munro BVMS MRCVS