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Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations Paperback – 6 Jun 2007


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"...Covers [a] wide–ranging field, drawing together information that will provie useful to professionals from varied specialties – animal welfare officials, shelter staff, clinical veterinarians, veteirnary pathologists, and forensics experts.  After reading this forensics text, I find myself fascinated...." – Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 

"This is a book that should be in every clinic.  I am sure that most... readers will have had an animal presented where abuse was suspected.  This book will be very useful in those cases."  – Veterinary Information Network

"From crime scene investigation and forensic testing to compiling evidence that will hold up in court, Veterinary Forensics offers a resource essential for animal cruelty investigators." – Midwest Book Review

Dr. Melinda Merck is well–qualified to produce such a text. The author has included 27 appendices with useful examples of various logs, worksheets, and record and report forms. The book also includes a detailed index. Veterinary Forensics fulfills its intended purpose to serve as a practical reference and resource guide. – JAALAS

Help[s] fill the void in the forensic veterinary medical literature. Nobody could argue with Dr. Merck′s enthusiasm and zeal to make us aware of an important topic that we would prefer to ignore, but should not." – Veterinary Pathology

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Animal cruelty is gaining attention worldwide. With the rise of mandatory reporting requirements for veterinarians and prosecution of animal cruelty, veterinarians and pathologists need the resources to properly assist in these cases.

Veterinary Forensics is a practical reference for veterinarians, pathologists and investigators. Written by a leading expert in veterinary forensics, it provides the background and resources needed to work with animal abuse cases. The book offers detailed and clear direction on crime scene investigation, forensic testing and forensic pathology findings, as well as guidance on handling evidence and conducting evaluations that will hold up in court.

Primarily focused on dogs and cats, the principles and techniques in this book can be applied easily to other species as well. Photographs highlight pertinent forensic findings in animals, and extensive appendices include forms for examination, report writing, entomology collection, body condition scoring, forensic kits, forensic specialists and labs, and web resources.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8c630648) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x8c6494f8) out of 5 stars All are top picks college-level veterinary school collections - and practicing vets - will find loaded 2 Sept. 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Melinda D. Merck, DVM's VETERINARY FORENSICS: ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATIONS offers up a practical desk reference for vets, pathologists and investigators, integrating the resources needed to work on and investigate animal abuse cases. From crime scene investigation and forensic testing to compiling evidence that will hold up in court, VETERINARY FORENSICS offers a resource essential for animal cruelty investigators. All are top picks college-level veterinary school collections - and practicing vets - will find loaded with real-world applications and techniques.
HASH(0x8c630db0) out of 5 stars Great book for investigators, police, procecuters, animal control, and anyone intrested in making a difference 1 Feb. 2016
By Brandy Schmid - Published on Amazon.com
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Best and most useful book I've purchased. I'm an animal cruelty investigator and I have a library of books revolved around the field but this book topped them all!
Very easy to read, covers everything and anything you can and will encounter in the field.
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