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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Directorate of AH & Veterinary

Post Mortem

  • In the event of death of an animal, post-mortem examination may be performed to determine the cause of death. It is also used as a diagnostic aid to undertake preventive measures in case of infectious or contagious diseases by the department. Post mortem examination are also done in abbatoirs to determine the quality of meat meant for human consumption. It is compulsory for claiming compensation for insured animals. The Department of AH & Veterinary has a very simple process for this and the nearest Veterinary Officer needs to be contacted immediately after death of an animal.

    In case of insurance claim:

    1. Application in the prescribed format to be submitted before the nearest veterinary surgeon.
    2. Insurance company has to be informed.
    3. The Veterinary Surgeon may seek more information relevant to the subject if felt necessary.
    4. The nearest designated veterinary surgeon will perform the post mortem and give the report within a maximum period of 3 (three) days.
    5. In case the death is due to any disease and Designated Veterinary Surgeon feels that any sample (morbid or sera) is required to be sent to laboratory for testing, the Designated Veterinary Surgeon will inform the applicant about the same and the report will be submitted within 3 (three) days of receipt of the same from laboratory.

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    Timeline

    1. Details have to be submitted by farmer to nearest Veterinary Centre within 1 week.
    2. The nearest designated veterinary surgeon will perform the post mortem and give the report within a maximum period of 3 (three) days.
    3. In case the death is due to any disease and Designated Veterinary Surgeon feels that any sample (morbid or sera) is required to be sent to laboratory for testing, the Designated Veterinary Surgeon will inform the applicant about the same and the report will be submitted within 3 (three) days of receipt of the same from laboratory.

    Whom to Contact for more information

    Dr L.P. Bharali
    Veterinary Officer
    Directorate of Veterinary
    Khanapara, Guwahati - 22
    Phone: 9435164075

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