This guide is intended to aid swine veterinarians as they discuss the value of performing necropsies with their clients. Swine veterinarians can use this guide with clients to increase their understanding of proper necropsy techniques and resulting methods of diagnosis.
Marcelo de las Heras
Dr. Marcelo de las Heras graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and obtained his PhD in 1987. He has been teaching veterinary pathology since 1983 at the University of Zaragoza and currently is a professor of veterinary pathology. He has been the author of several books of necropsy techniques and anatomic pathology in sheep, goats and pigs and published more than 100 papers on scientific journals.
José Antonio García de Jalón
Dr. José A. García de Jalón graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and obtained his PhD in 1986. He has been teaching veterinary pathology since 1979 in the University of Zaragoza and currently is a professor of veterinary pathology. He has been the author of several books of necropsy techniques and anatomic pathology in sheep, goats and pigs and published more than 110 papers on scientific journals.
Isidoro Pérez Guzmán
Dr. Pérez graduated from the Veterinary Medical School at the University of Zaragoza in 1987. He completed his veterinary studies with a master’s degree in swine production at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 1995 and an advanced studies diploma (DEA) in milk production of sows in 2006. He developed his professional experience at the swine technical services of Cooper Zeltia, Pitman-Moore, Mallinkrodt Pharmaceuticals and Schering-Plough until 2006, and afterwards he became the production manager at Grupo Obanos until present.
2. Identification of clinical signs
3. Picture gallery of pig diseases
4. Sampling for clinical procedures
5. Necropsy step by step
6. Sampling for histopathology
Author/sJosé Antonio García de Jalón Ciercoles, Marcelo de las Heras Guillamón