Below you will see data forms and checklists for necropsy of seals with skin disease (as described during the 2011-2012 UME). Note that you will need to download the CHECKLIST for it to properly print the specific tab(s) that correspond to the anticipated decomposition code(s) of your seal. Print the two most likely options for decomposition code, and then you will decide which to use once on site. Print on Rite in the Rain paper if possible. If it is not possible to collect samples in formalin and the case is very fresh, another option is to make a bag of “formalin fixed” tissues which are the correct size (1/5 to 1 cm thick), freeze that and send with the rest of the tissues. Fresh frozen tissue in formalin can be quite informative.
Copyright © Alaska Veterinary Pathology All right reserved.