Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine
June 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part I: Introduction:.
1. What is forensic medicine?.
2. The special features of veterinary and comparative forensic medicine.
3. The importance and application of animal law.
Part II: Particular Types of Case:.
4. Animal welfare.
5. Conservation and wildlife crime.
Part III: Methodology:.
6. Clinical work.
7. Post-mortem examinations.
8. Laboratory investigations.
9. Site visits and collection of evidence.
10. Collation and analysis of findings and record-keeping.
11. Storage, labelling and presentation of material.
12. Serving as a witness and appearing in court.
13. The future.
Appendix A. Submission and report forms – carcasses, tissues and laboratory samples.
Appendix B. Useful addresses and sources of information.
Appendix C. Glossary of terms.
Appendix D. Some case studies, demonstrating approach and techniques.
Appendix E. Journals, societies and organisations.
Appendix F. Scientific names of species in text.
References and Further Reading.