Post-Mortem Services

Farm Animal Post-Mortem

Requesting a post-mortem

The duty pathologist must be contacted in order to request a post-mortem examination (PME) before any carcass is submitted to the Centre. PMEs may only be requested by veterinary surgeons and not by individual animal owners. The standard fallen stock disposal fee will be charged for all carcasses, including any received without prior agreement between the veterinary surgeon and the duty pathologist.  Postal submissions should continue to be sent to the APHA laboratory at Shrewsbury.

Farmed livestock (including alpacas, cattle, deer, game birds, goats, llamas, pigs, poultry, rabbits, sheep and water buffalo) may be submitted for post-mortem examination subject to agreement between the referring veterinarian and the duty pathologist.

Some submissions will be investigated as part of a contract for surveillance of livestock diseases with the Animal & Plant Health Agency (for more information see the APHA Vet Gateway website).

The area covered by the Wales Veterinary Science Centre Ltd is detailed in a map on the APHA website.  A postcode finder has also been published to help show the surveillance coverage area.  Submissions within the coverage area of special interest to APHA may be subject to additional laboratory testing at no extra cost to the submitter.

Other Species Post-Mortems

We hope to broaden out the service to provide expert PMEs for companion animals and wildlife.  If you need such a service please consult the duty pathologist to establish whether this is possible, any procedures to be followed and the costs involved.

If you wish to submit a livestock carcase or have any queries please contact us on 01970 612374.

 

WALES VETERINARY SCIENCE CENTRE

POST MORTEM EXAMINATION PRICE LIST 2018-19

 

CODE

DESCRIPTION

PME

DISPOSAL

Poultry, game birds

& rabbits

 

TC0021

 

PME: Farmed poultry and game birds up to 2 weeks old

£38.00

£1.00 per carcase

TC0021B

 

PME: Farmed poultry and game birds up to 2 weeks old (Up to 10 carcases)

£79.30

TC0001

 

PME: Farmed poultry and game birds older than 2 weeks and farmed rabbits

£38.00

£2.25 per carcase

TC0001B

 

PME: Farmed poultry and game birds older than 2 weeks and farmed rabbits. Up to 5 carcases.

£79.30

Sheep,

pigs,

deer

& goats

 

 

TC0017

 

PME: Neonatal (less than 1 week) sheep, pigs and goats

£41.00

£3.00 per sheep

carcase*

TC0017B

 

PME: Neonatal (less than 1 week) sheep, pigs and goats (Up to 3 carcases)

£61.50

TC0002

 

PME: Sheep, goats, deer and pigs

8 days to 6 weeks

£65.00

£3.00 per sheep

carcase*

TC0002B

 

PME: Sheep, goats, deer and pigs

8 days to 6 weeks. Up to 3 carcases

£91.50

TC0002

PME: Sheep, goats, deer and pigs

> 6 weeks

£65.00

£17.00 per sheep

carcase*

TC0002B

PME: Sheep, goats, deer and pigs

> 6 weeks. Up to 3 carcases

£91.50

TC0011

Sheep/goat and pig abortion – fetus(es) +/- placenta – from 1 dam

£47.00

£3.00 per sheep

carcase*

TC0012

Sheep/goat and pig abortion – fetus(es) +/- placenta – from 2 dams

£58.00

Cattle & Camelids

 

TC0022

PME: Calves (up to 6 months)

£99.00

0-1m: £7.00

2-3m: £14.4 4-6m: £37

TC0022B

 

PME: Calves (up to 6 months)

Up to 3 carcases

£134.50

TC0003GC

 

PME: Growing Cattle over 6 months

7 to 18 months

£142.00

7-12m: £58

13-18m: £78

TC0003

 

PME: Cattle over 18 months

Over 18 months

£190.00

18-23m: £78

2Y+: £100

TC0015

Cattle abortion fetus(es) +/- placenta – from 1 dam

£69.00

£7.00

TC0022

PME: Camelids (up to 12 months)

 

£99.00

Confirmed on request*

TC0020

PME: Camelids > 12 months

 

£121.00

Confirmed on request*

Prices exclude VAT. Valid from 1st July 2018. May be subject to change.

*Disposal charges for pigs, goats, deer and camelids available on request

 For a pdf version of the price list, please click here:Price list (public) for PMEs 2018-19