Perform the post-mortem on freshly killed or fresh, dead birds, before autolysis compromises histopathological examination. Formalin fixative kills putrefactive bacteria and fungi and inactivates the enzymes of autolysis halting any further tissue degeneration.
Describe all lesions with brief notes on (or attached to) the submission form according to the basic parameters of size, colour, consistency, location and distribution.
Consider submitting digital photographic images of lesions observed.

Who Should Enrol

SAVA Members: Veterinarians

Course Design

Available online and in hardcopy

Course Highlights

CPD Points

Learning Outcomes

Continued Professional Development


Test: Question and Answer


South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
1 CPD Point


Pass the test with 80% - Retries allowed: 3 

1.0 General Point

1.0 Max Points

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Post-Mortem Protocol for Poultry