Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations / Edition 1

Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations / Edition 1

by Melinda D. Merck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813815010

ISBN-13: 9780813815015

Pub. Date: 07/01/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Veterinary Forensics, Second Edition is a practical reference on applying veterinary forensic findings in animal cruelty cases. Now providing a greater focus on findings in animals, the second edition continues to offer guidance with more detailed information on crime scene investigation, forensic testing and findings, handling evidence, and testifying in

Overview

Veterinary Forensics, Second Edition is a practical reference on applying veterinary forensic findings in animal cruelty cases. Now providing a greater focus on findings in animals, the second edition continues to offer guidance with more detailed information on crime scene investigation, forensic testing and findings, handling evidence, and testifying in court. Key changes to the new edition include new chapters on abuse in large animals, poultry, and birds; a standalone chapter on entomology; a new section on large scale cruelty investigation; an expanded section on pain and suffering; more pathology information; and more photos, forms, and information throughout.

Logs and workbooks from the book are available on a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/vetforensics, allowing readers to download, customize, and use these forms in forensics investigations. Veterinary Forensics is an essential resource for veterinarians, pathologists, attorneys, and investigators working on animal abuse cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813815015
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. The Legal System and the Veterinarian’s Role.

Chapter 2. Crime Scene Investigation.

Chapter 3. CSI: The Animal as Evidence.

Chapter 4. Special Considerations in Animal Cruelty Cases.

Chapter 5. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Non-Penetrating Injuries.

Chapter 6. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Penetrating Injuries.

Chapter 7. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Burns.

Chapter 8. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Gunshot Wounds.

Chapter 9. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Asphyxia and Drowning.

Chapter 10. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Poisoning.

Chapter 11. Patterns of Non-Accidental Injury: Neglect.

Chapter 12. Sexual Assault.

Chapter 13. Animal Fighting.

Chapter 14. Time of Death.

Appendix 1. Evidence Log.

Appendix 2. Evidence Packaging Form.

Appendix 3. Evidence Receipt Form.

Appendix 4. Live SOAP Form.

Appendix 5. Weight Change.

Appendix 6. Body Condition Assessment.

Appendix 7. Skin Condition-Cat.

Appendix 8. Skin Condition-Dog.

Appendix 9. Hair, Nails Condition-Cat.

Appendix 10. Hair, Nails Condition-Dog.

Appendix 11. Hair, Nails Scale.

Appendix 12. Necropsy History.

Appendix 13. Necropsy Worksheet.

Appendix 14. External Wounds-Cat.

Appendix 15. External Wounds-Dog.

Appendix 16. Fixed Tissue List.

Appendix 17. Preliminary Veterinary Statement.

Appendix 18. Final Veterinary Statement.

Appendix 19. Medical Record Certification.

Appendix 20. Exam/Necropsy Report.

Appendix 21. Tufts Animal Care and Condition Scale.

Appendix 22. Forensic Entomology Data Form.

Appendix 23. Entomology Specimen Disposition/ID Log.

Appendix 24. Entomological Sample Log Sheet.

Appendix 25. Forensic Specialists and Laboratories.

Appendix 26. Animal Cruelty Forensic Kits.

Appendix 27. Webliography

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