UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Necropsy Options

Veterinarians and owners of commercial and backyard poultry are encouraged to submit sick or recently dead birds for necropsy (postmortem) examination to UC Davis Vet Med's Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory.

Carcasses must be delivered by overnight mail, shipping and handling costs are at the owner’s expense.

  • Tombstone
    Carcass(es) must be kept cold (in a cooler or equivalent do NOT freeze). Refer to Packaging Guidelines. 
  • Submission form must be included at time of submission. The submission form includes guidelines and shipping instructions. 
  • This program assists with the State’s surveillance program to monitor and detect immediate threats of disease.
  • The Information obtained from the diagnostic work is invaluable for monitoring the spread of disease.

University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403  Phone: 707.565.2621  Fax: 707.565.2623
Office Hours:  M-F, 8am-Noon & 1pm-4pm

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