INTERNATIONAL ZOO VETERINARY GROUP
PATHOLOGY - SUBMISSION OF BODIES FOR POST MORTEM


Submission of Materials (Bodies) For Post Mortem

All carcasses for post mortem examination should be sent to:
IZVG Pathology
Station House
Parkwood Street
KEIGHLEY
BD21 4NQ

Carcasses must be accompanied in all cases by an IZVG Pathology Submission form and a Category 1 Animal By-Product form. Without these we may be unable to accept or process your submission.

SUBMISSION FORM AQUATIC SUBMISSION FORM CAT 1 ANIMAL BY-PRODUCT FORM

If you wish to make use of our Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Response Service to submit a carcass, please see below.

If in doubt about where and how to send samples, please telephone 01535 692000.


We can handle full post mortem examinations of any species up to approximately 200kg.

For larger animals, including all primates weighing more than 10kg, please contact IZVG Pathology (01535 692000) prior to submission.

Please note that carcasses submitted for post mortem examination cannot be returned to the owner. We can however arrange for remains to be individually-cremated and the ashes returned to the owner in a suitable commemorative container.
Please contact IZVG Pathology (01535 692000) prior to submission and indicate your wishes clearly at the time of submission


For animals up to 10kg inside the UK please use our Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Response Service.

This should be cheaper and more straightforward than most couriers. The cost will be included in your invoice. Please contact IZVG Pathology (01535 692000) for detailed instructions including our personalised response label

When submitting a carcass by this method please follow the instructions we send you carefully. You should include:

Please note: The Post Office only permits members of the public to submit specimens through the post under the direction of a veterinary surgeon or registered laboratory.


Packing Guidance

Rules govern how specimens must be packaged for postage. It is important that these are followed to prevent specimens being destroyed and to avoid public health risks following the handling of improperly packaged specimens

Only freshly dead carcasses are suitable for post mortem examination. If you are unsure, please discuss this with us. Specimens deteriorate rapidly; it is important to make arrangements as soon as possible.

Ideally, carcasses should be stored refrigerated in a suitable appliance designated for that purpose. Frozen carcasses are less useful than refrigerated ones, but may yield diagnoses. Carcasses can also be stored outside in a cool place, inaccessible to pets, wild animals and children.

Detailed regulations for packing are available but a practical approach is summarised here:

DETAILED PACKING REGULATIONS



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Station House,
Parkwood Street,
Keighley,
BD21 4NQ

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