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If we are ever unsure why a bird in our aviary died and NEED to know, it is sometimes beneficial to perform a necropsy to examine the organs and tissues, take blood samples and cultures, and view our findings under the microscope.
The procedures and techniques explained within these articles are how WE perform a necropsy. We're quite certain there are many ways to go about it, but our method works well for our needs.
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WHAT IS A NECROPSY & WHY IS IT USEFUL
TOOLS WILL YOU NEED TO PERFORM A NECROPSY
PRECAUTIONS AND BIOSECURITY
WHERE TO BEGIN
WHAT TO LOOK FOR - TIPS & HINTS
CULTURES & SLICES
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