Wildlife necropsy

Denise McAloose, Kathleen M. Colegrove, Alisa L. Newton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A necropsy examination is one of our most important and, in some settings, our only opportunity to collect valuable diagnostic and archival samples from a wild animal. This chapter provides a practical approach to necropsy examination of vertebrate and invertebrate species, which includes sample collection for histology and ancillary diagnostic testing, and sample and data management and sharing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128053065
ISBN (Print)9780128092194
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Ancillary diagnostic testing
  • Necropsy
  • Postmortem examination
  • Sample collection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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