There is a current estimation of 3.2 million donkeys living with families in remote areas of Mexico (fourth place worldwide according to FAO1), where the health status of this animal is not well described. Yet, these animals represent the lifeline of their owners, thus their health status and wellbeing is intimate related with the health of their donkeys. The field necropsy is one of the most useful diagnostic tools available for practitioners that enable us to get a health picture of a population. However, inexperience and the use of inadequate techniques in addition to limited local resources, question the validity of a given diagnosis. This paper highlights the minimum requirements and methodology to develop a complete yet simple necropsy technique in Equus asinus. Furthermore, the procedure allows taking samples of selected tissues to obtain a more in-depth diagnosis if necessary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tecnica de necropsia en burros (Equus asinus) realizada en campo (Description of a field necropsy technique in a donkey (Equus asinus))|
|Title of host publication||Congreso de la Asociacion Mexicana de Veterinarios Especialistas en Equinos (AMVEE), Guanajuato - Guanajuato, México (21st-24th September)|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
Bibliographical noteMedium/genre: Equine medicine, pathology
Conference Organiser: Asociacion Mexicana de Veterinarios Especialistas en Equinos (AMVEE)