Veterinary Forensic Pathology, Volume 1

  • Jason W.¬†Brooks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rachel Touroo, Jason W. Brooks, Randall Lockwood, Robert Reisman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rebecca Kagan, Jason W. Brooks
    Pages 27-42
  4. Jason W. Brooks, Lerah Sutton
    Pages 43-63
  5. Robert Reisman
    Pages 65-94
  6. Martha Smith-Blackmore, Nicholas Robinson
    Pages 95-106
  7. N. Bradley-Siemens, A. I. Brower, R. Kagan
    Pages 107-127
  8. Beverly J. McEwen
    Pages 129-148
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-155

About this book


This richly illustrated two-volume book offers a comprehensive and essential reference guide for veterinary pathologists and clinical veterinarians interested in performing animal necropsies for forensic casework. It presents a broad range of animal crime cases, with particular focus on the post mortem examination and the observed pathology. 

This first volume introduces readers to veterinary forensics and the role of the veterinary pathologist in animal crime investigations. It guides them through the process of evidence collection and documentation, and covers the fundamentals of forensic necropsy and the estimation of time since death. In-depth descriptions of how to conduct the forensic evaluation of various traumatic injuries, firearm injuries, and asphyxia are also provided. 


animal abuse animal autopsy animal cruelty crime investigation post mortem examination

Editors and affiliations

  • Jason W.¬†Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary and Biomedical SciencesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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