In a dvm360® interview, an associate professor of large animal internal medicine explains why performing a postmortem examination is a critical diagnostic tool.
In a dvm360® interview, Sandy Taylor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM, associate professor of large animal internal medicine at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, emphasized performing a necropsy on a horse that died suddenly, especially if other equine live within the same vicinity.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Sandy Taylor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM: It can be even more critical to get a postmortem exam if there are other horses that are on the property that we're going to try to save or make sure that they're not about to die on us suddenly as well. So [it's] really important for a necropsy to be done on these cases.