Chapter 2. Special Features of Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

  1. John E. Cooper DTVM, FRCPath, FIBiol, FRCVS1 and
  2. Margaret E. Cooper LLB, FLS2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752944.ch2

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

How to Cite

Cooper, J. E. and Cooper, M. E. (eds) (2007) Special Features of Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine, in Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470752944.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Professor of Veterinary Pathology, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

  2. 2

    Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Guest Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405111010

Online ISBN: 9780470752944

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Keywords:

  • forensic medicine;
  • animals;
  • marine mammals;
  • mutilations;
  • electrocution

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • THE ANIMAL AS THE CAUSE (THE SUBJECT)

  • THE ANIMAL AS THE VICTIM (THE OBJECT)

  • FORENSIC SIGNIFICANCE OF ANIMAL BITES AND STINGS

  • ZOONOSES

  • BITES

  • VETERINARY/MEDICAL COLLABORATION

  • OTHER HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS

  • VETERINARY FORENSIC MEDICINE AS A DISCIPLINE

  • WHAT IS COMPARATIVE FORENSIC MEDICINE?

  • ANIMAL MODELS

  • BIOSECURITY

  • THE INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF COMPARATIVE FORENSIC MEDICINE

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPARATIVE FORENSIC MEDICINE

  • A BROADENING OF THE TERM ‘FORENSICS’

  • SPECIALISED AREAS OF ANIMAL FORENSICS

  • CONVENTIONAL VETERINARY FORENSIC MEDICINE

  • RELATED FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

  • THE POSSIBLE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

  • WORKING WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES

  • VETERINARY INVOLVEMENT

  • CASES INVOLVING DEATH AND BEREAVEMENT

  • DISASTERS

  • LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN COLLABORATIVE WORK

  • THE CONTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS TO OTHER ASPECTS OF FORENSIC WORK

  • TERMINOLOGY

  • REQUIREMENTS OF A FORENSIC VETERINARIAN

  • CONCLUSION