Basic Lamb Necropsy – Techniques & Tips

Basic Lamb Necropsy – Techniques & Tips

with Dr. Margi Dunlap & Dr. Rosalind Hain

This will be a practical hands-on session designed to provide shepherds the basics of how to do a systematic evaluation of lambs that have died on the farm. This will include conducting an external exam; a demonstration of how to properly open up the abdominal and chest cavities to evaluate organs for clues to causes of death; and discussion of when to consider sending the remains to a lab for more thorough investigation. For practical purposes, this session will be focused on lambs, though much of what is covered will be applicable to adult animals as well.