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Lesions description

It is essential to know how to describe gross lesions, as frequently clinical veterinarians are faced with performing necropsies either in clinic or in the field.

However, it is important to know how to perform a correct microscopic description in order to be able, on many occasions, to interpret the results of the reports issued by professional veterinary pathologists. It is important to think that the other person is not seeing the lesion and has to be given all the precise details necessary to visualize it as it is. The description also helps us to arrive at a presumptive diagnosis of the cause of death of the animal.

Changes postmortem
Gross study
Microscopic study
Morphological diagnosis