Raverty, S. A., J. K. Gaydos and J. A. St. Leger. 2014. Killer Whale Necropsy and Disease Testing Protocol, updated May 15, 2014. SeaDoc Society.
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Killer whale necropsy and disease testing protocol (Updated May 15, 2014)
Killer whale strandings are rare events and biologists and veterinarians should use every stranding as an opportunity to learn more about this species. This protocol, first published in 2005 and recently updated in 2014, will provide guidelines for more comprehensive necropsies and standardize disease screening so that we might learn more about diseases of free-ranging killer whales.