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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2002

Authors: Walzer, C; Kübber-Heiss, A; Robert, N

Title: A simple field method for spinal cord removal demonstrated in the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).

Source: J Vet Diagn Invest. 2002; 14(1):76-79

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Kübber-Heiss Anna
Walzer Christian

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Pathology

Removal of the spinal cord is considered time consuming and difficult. A delay in the necropsy procedure, especially in the central nervous system, can result in significant tissue autolysis and subsequent diagnostic difficulties. In the field, where many necropsies are performed, suitable electric saws are mostly unavailable. A technically simple and rapid method for spinal cord removal, requiring only a straightforward tool, has been devised. No necropsy-induced structural damage has been noted on histopathologic examination.

Keywords Pubmed: Acinonyx/surgery*
Spinal Cord/pathology*
Spinal Cord/surgery*

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