Review Article
Volume 6 Issue 10 - 2021
The Donkey and Mule Necropsy a Update
Abelardo Morales-Briceño*
Alain Stud, Stable, Al Wathba, Emirates International Endurance Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
*Corresponding Author: Abelardo Morales-Briceño, Alain Stud, Stable, Al Wathba, Emirates International Endurance Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Received: August 07, 2021; Published: September 08, 2021


Necropsy in donkeys and mules, is a post-mortem pathological diagnostic tool. Necropsy can be defined as a systematic study of an animal cadaver, in this case the donkey or mule, is a diagnostic procedure with the objective of determining the cause of death of the donkey or mule and sampling for etiological diagnosis. There are few reports in the literature of necropsy techniques and pathologies in donkeys and mules. The aim of this study was a review an update of necropsy in donkeys and mules. Regular performance of post-mortem necropsy examination in donkeys and mules will greatly increase the likelihood of accurate diagnoses and often provides a more thorough case understanding. This article reviews the most relevant and up-to-date aspects of necropsy technical in donkeys and mules, including some specific protocols in case of musculoskeletal injuries, sudden death and pathologies of the central nervous system, specials pathologies in donkeys and mule, etiological agents, and sampling, additionally, the necropsy of the donkey and mule in the field. In conclusion the donkey and mule necropsy can be performed by equine veterinarian in the field including taking samples and/or by an accredited veterinary pathologist in an official institution laboratory diagnostic center. The results of the necropsy identify the cause of death of the donkey or mule, its etiology and the associated risk factors, and establish preventive measures for the stable or farm. We propose an international database with official institutions and practicing veterinarians to collect the long-term death data in donkeys and mules and establish future prevention measures.

Keywords: Equine; Donkey; Mule; Necropsy


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Citation: Abelardo Morales-Briceño. “The Donkey and Mule Necropsy a Update”. EC Veterinary Science 6.10 (2021): 01-12.

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