Equine Necropsy

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Necropsy Mon-Fri 2 Business Days. See test description for more information.
Price: $250.00
Postmortem examination of the animal to detect disease at a macroscopic level. Histological (microscopic) evaluation is charged separately, and is generally necessary to identify the cause of disease/death.  Not for abortion/neonatal death cases (see fetal necropsy and equine abortion panel).

The price is per animal.

Includes donkeys and mules.

Turnaround Time Information:
For necropsies, a gross report will typically be made available within two business days after the necropsy is performed. Histopathology reports are typically published within two weeks following the gross report. In some cases, final results may include additional testing that can take between 3-5 weeks depending on the complexity of the case and the type of testing performed.
Specimens Required
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Packing Instructions
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Special Instructions
Legal fee: A $300 surcharge will apply to necropsies performed on an animal in which there may be legal action pending or that could lead to litigation. This may include, but is not limited to, cases involving allegations of animal neglect, abuse, malicious poisonings, or cruelty.

Spinal cord evaluation: A $60 surcharge will apply to necropsies in which spinal cord evaluation is completed.

After hours drop-off fee: Pre-approval is required in order to submit a cadaver after hours. Please call WADDL for additional information. A $100 surcharge will apply when cadavers are accepted between 5:00 pm and 8:00 am. 
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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