A. W. Clement

Veterinary Post-Mortem Examinations (Classic Reprint)


A. W. Clement
   - Veterinary Post-Mortem Examinations (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Veterinary Post-Mortem Examinations

In the smaller animals division of the pectoral muscles, allowing the fore limbs to lie flat upon the table, and of the adductors of the thigh, allowing the hind limbs to fall outward, will be found sufficient to keep the body flat upon its back (see Fig. 2).

For the larger animals, however, especial arrangements have been devised for holding them in place, and, though too elaborate for field-work, they can be made practicable in the city, where many dead animals are taken to one place. The methods here described will be based upon the supposition that the operator has appropriate arrangements at his disposal, and such substitutions as are necessary for ordinary field-work will be mentioned afterward. The horse will be taken as the type, and, unless otherwise mentioned, the description refers to that animal. Especial attention should be given to determining the presence of Entozoa as they are apt to be overlooked and often give rise to serious trouble and may cause death.

The Horse. - It is always better to have an animal on its back than on its side.

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