Atlas of Avian Necropsy: Macroscopic Diagnosis Sampling Updated edition
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Atlas of Avian Necropsy: Macroscopic Diagnosis Sampling Updated edition

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This atlas describes the avian necropsy technique in a detailed and systematic manner. It also provides information about the pathologies commonly observed in poultry at the slaughterhouse, as well as guidelines on how to collect samples for diagnostic tests. This updated edition includes, in addition to more than 200 images, explanatory videos to obtain the maximum diagnostic yield.

Natàlia Majó Masferrer

Natàlia Majó Masferrer holds a PhD in veterinary medicine from the University of Barcelona (UAB) and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) and of the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECVPS). She is currently professor in the Department of Animal Health and Anatomy at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB and a researcher at the Centre for Research into Animal Health (CReSA).

Her teaching and research focus on animal pathology, more specifically avian pathology. She is head of the Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Service at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB. Her latest research projects have dealt with avian viral diseases: avian infectious bronchitis, Gumboro disease and avian influenza. She has published more than 80 articles in international journals and participated in many seminars and congresses in Spain and elsewhere. She has supervised 10 PhD theses on topics related to veterinary pathology. She has also taught training courses in avian pathology. She is a member of the ECVP Council and of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Poultry Science (AECA).

Roser Dolz Pascual

Roser Dolz Pascual holds a PhD in veterinary medicine from the University of Barcelona (UAB) and is a Diplomate of the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECVPS). She was a researcher at the Centre for Research into Animal Health (CReSA) for 7 years after completing her PhD, and collaborated in the Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Service at the UAB. Her research focused on viral diseases and on Campylobacter, with research projects at a national and European level.

In 2014, she became a manager at PH Ibérica, dedicated to developing and selling feed additives. After two years, she joined the MSD Animal Health team, where she currently works as a technical specialist in poultry. She has published more than 20 articles in international scientific journals and has participated as a speaker at numerous poultry seminars, courses and congresses on poultry, both in Spain and elsewhere.

1. Necropsy technique in poultry

Previous aspects to keep in mind

Objectives of the necropsy

Selection of animals for necropsy

Methods of euthanasia

Necropsy equipment

Characteristics and stages of the necropsy technique

External examination and sampling of the bird in vivo

Preparation of the cadaver and opening the coelomic cavity

Extraction of the internal organs

Study and evaluation of the internal organs

Study of the head: evaluation of the nasal cavity and brain

Study of the musculoskeletal system: evaluation of the nerves, joints, bones and muscles

2. Macroscopic evaluation of the organs

Previous aspects to keep in mind

Skin and subcutaneous tissue

Respiratory system

Conjunctiva

Nasal turbinates

Infraorbital sinuses

Trachea

Lungs

Air sacs

Digestive system

Oral cavity

Oesophagus and crop

Proventriculus

Gizzard

Intestine

Pancreas

Liver

Cardiovascular system

Lymphohematopoietic system

Thymus

Spleen

Bursa of Fabricius

Genitourinary system

Urinary system

Reproductive system

Musculoskeletal system

Bones

Muscles

Joints and tendons

Nervous system

Central nervous system

Peripheral nervous system

3. Sampling and other general considerations

Practical aspects to keep in mind

Submitting samples to the laboratory

Histopathology

Type of sample

Tissues or organs for sampling

Sample preservation

Microbiology/bacteriology

Type of sample

Tissues or organs for sampling

Sample preservation

Pathologies for which a microbiological study is indicated

Virology

Type of sample

Tissues or organs for sampling

Sample preservation

Molecular biology

Type of sample

Tissues or organs for sampling

Sample preservation

Serology

Type of sample

Sample preservation

Sample size

Time of sampling

Interpretation of results

Parasitology

Type of sample

Sample preservation

Toxicology

Type of sample

Sample preservation

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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Dr. H.L. Shivaprasad, Natàlia Majó Masferrer, Roser Dolz Pascual
  • Año de edición 2019
  • Nº Páginas 100
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 22 X 28

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