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A systematic necropsy examination is an important tool
that is indispensable to an intelligent and scientific
understanding of the disease process. Necropsy
examination should be viewed as an important learning
opportunity and is best accomplished by facts accurately
recorded and objectively interpreted. It should be
carried out by a skilled person to obtain the pertinent
information. It is essential to pay due attention to
understand the methodology and interpretation of
necropsy findings. History, symptoms, necropsy findings
and results of laboratory tests are very essential for a
precise diagnosis.

Some points to remember:

Whenever possible conduct the entire post-mortem in
good daylight. Postmortem findings are immediately
noted down or, preferably, dictated daring the progress
of the operation.

A proper authority should be obtained for a necropsy
before undertaking it. Elephant is an animal included in
Schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Therefore, necropsy must be carried out either under
the supervision or with the consent of the appropriate
forest authorities. State laws may also place certain
restrictions on the necropsy of an animal died of
communicable disease.

Anthrax is often reported in elephants. Hence collect
blood smear and examine it before the carcass is
opened. Also look for any chances of malicious
poisoning, particularly in areas were crop depredation is

It is very important to observe strict hygienic practices
while performing a necropsy, so that the persons
conducting or helping in post-mortem do not endanger
their health.

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