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Post Mortem Examination

Carcasses or specimens for gross post mortem examination can be accepted at the Centre 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Carcass or specimen drop off out of hours can be arranged by calling the Centre during office hours and at weekends using the on-call service.

Initial gross post mortem findings are relayed to the referring Veterinary Surgeon on completion of the gross post mortem within 24 hours of receipt.

On completion of additional testing as required, the written report is issued.

Euthanasia of animals for post mortem examination can be arranged at the Centre.

When submitting a carcass / specimen for post mortem examination please ensure to supply the following information:
  • Referring veterinary surgeon name and contact details
  • Owners name
  • Animal / Specimen identification
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Breed
  • Relevant history

Post mortem examination on fetus / placental membranes and disposal
No charge
Post mortem examination on foal aged 0-2 weeks and disposal
No charge
Post mortem examination on foal aged 2 wks -6 months and disposal
€140
Post mortem examination on foal aged over 6 months and disposal
€250
Post mortem examination on a specimen
€70
Euthanasia, post mortem examination and disposal
€300
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