Animal Abuse and Unlawful Killing: Forensic veterinary by Ranald Munro BVMS MSc DVM Dip Forensic Medicine DipECVP

By Ranald Munro BVMS MSc DVM Dip Forensic Medicine DipECVP MRCVS, Helen M. C. Munro BVMS MRCVS

This booklet publications veterinarians and attorneys throughout the different and complicated fields of alleged cruelty to, and illegal killing of, spouse animals, farm farm animals and natural world. It attracts jointly present wisdom on tips on how to technique, examine and file forensic instances.

  • Covers all facets of the forensic autopsy together with reason and time of death
  • Features the basics of abuse and neglect
  • Allows quick entry to descriptions of other forms of accidents and provides crucial tips on their interpretation
  • Backed by way of sensible regular operative approaches from international specialists to make sure right case management
  • High caliber, in particular chosen photos, a transparent writing kind and concise presentation informs and encourages the reader in the direction of soundly-based conclusions

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9), the dog was euthanased. Post-mortem examination: Post-mortem examination revealed the full extent and distribution of the cranial fractures (Fig. 10). Additionally, bruising was present over the ribs, although no rib fractures were found and no significant injury affected the heart or lungs. The issues: The clinical history indicated that the dog was struck only once but the post-mortem findings raised doubts over this version of Fig. 9 – Puppy. Radiograph of skull showing multiple fractures.

Bruises (contusions) Bruises (also known as contusions) result from blunt trauma. Blood leaks from vessels within the skin or from deeper tissues. The size and appearance of bruises can depend on factors such as tissue density and the fragility of blood vessels. Tight fibrous tissue discourages the collection of blood, whereas loose, soft, well vascularised tissues allow blood to pool. When the tissues are stretched or crushed against underlying bone, the extent of the bleeding may be increased.

First, unnecessary suffering may have arisen directly through neglect of the disease process. 7 References 1. Clinical history: An elderly dog suffering from untreated hyperadrenocorticism was polydipsic, had begun wetting during the night, was ravenously hungry and his progressive bilateral alopecia and distended abdomen made him unsightly. The owner decided to dispose of the dog by drowning him in the bath and dumping the body in a stream on some rough ground. 2. 3. 4. Post-mortem examination: Death by drowning was suspected.

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