Dissection and Necropsy

The Importance of Equine Dissection and Necroscopy

Equine dissection and necroscopy offer undeniable benefits in the realm of equine care, especially for our athletic horses. These practices provide critical insights into the internal welfare of these magnificent creatures, letting us delve deeper into understanding their unique physiology and identifying potential hurdles that may impact their performance or health.

Dissections performed by experienced professionals like us allow a front-row view of horse injuries you wouldn’t normally perceive with basic veterinary checks. This enables targeted treatment strategies designed to bring your equine athlete back to peak fitness as quickly as possible.

Necroscopy, on the other hand, offers invaluable knowledge posthumously— analyzing cause of death to prevent similar occurrences in other athletes within stable environments.

In our North Carolina-based equine medicine practice, we advocate strongly for the use of both methods when necessary. As an integral part of advanced veterinary medicine practices, they ensure comprehensive healthcare measures are taken to keep your racehorse at its optimum performance level.

Our Services

At Denali Equine, we offer a comprehensive range of dissection and necroscopy services designed to give the most accurate diagnosis for your equine athletes. We provide dissection and necropsy services for horses with body injuries, lameness and rare conditions. This allows us to track and document findings that are difficult to imagine in the live horse.

We will always collect pictures, videos and imagine pre-mortem to help us clinically correlate the pre-mortem behaviors to the post-mortem findings. Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to conducting these intricate procedures with utmost sensitivity and precision.

Our dissection services involve thorough examination, wherein every part of the horse’s body is meticulously studied. This invaluable tool allows us to study ailments that may be affecting performance or causing pain to your equine competitor.

The necropsy service provides insights into the cause of death in unexpected cases; it’s an important way to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future by providing key information about specific medical conditions or diseases.

We hope this research will allow us to better categorize and treat conditions that are difficult to imagine on a live horse. If we cannot fix them while they are with us, we feel we owe it to them to learn as much from them as we can. This is the best way to give back to their sacrifice for us.