Pathology Lab

​The DOP is intensively involved in instruction and teaching of veterinary students, who also participate and conduct necropsies as part of their studies.

The most important prerequisites for meaningful pathological and histopathological interpretations are the proper conduction of a necropsy and good submission of samples. A protocol for sending specimens is detailed on the separate web page in the DOP site. Below is a detailed protocol for conducting a necropsy.

Headings of course material

Veterinary necropsy written protocol

Veterinary necropsy at KVI (or in the field) and sampling tissues: I and II

Cardiovascular – selected pathological lesions

Congenital heart lesions A

Heart muscle lesions A

Vascular le​sions A​

Congenital abnormalities of the heart and large vessels

Pericardial disease

Endocardial diseases

Myocardial diseases

Diseases of the vascular system

Cardiovascular histopathology lab:

Cardiovascular histopathology lab text​

Muscular – selected pathological lesions

Muscular le​sions A

Muscular lesions

Muscle histopathology lab

Muscular histopathology lab text​

Respiratory System – selected pathological lesions

Respiratory lesions A

Nasal cavity

Pharynx, Larinx, Trachea


Pleura and thoracic cavity

Respiratory – presentation

Respiratory system histopathology lab

Respiratory histopathology lab text​

Pathological lesions in various diseases

Heat sroke (hyperthermia) in a large bread dog


Gastric dilatation and volvulus

Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome of dairy cattle

Spirocercosis in dogs

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR).pdf


Bluetongue – pathological lesions

Classical swine fever - presentation

Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS) - Symposium

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD)

Lumpy skin disease (LSD)


Foot and mouth disease – FMD

Uterus torsion

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - Symposium

Spirocerca _lupi_aberrant_migration.pdf

Scrapie symposium.pdf


Viscearl cysticercosis in lambs

Acute cysticercosis in lambs - Symposium