A necropsy is especially important when one or more individuals in a flock die for the reasons below.
- Identify the cause and answer questions about the health of the individual animal
- Allow more targeted treatment of the other individuals in the flock
- Make any husbandry changes necessary
- Validate adequacy of any parasite control and other preventive medicine practices.
- Indirectly learn the health status of the group/flock
- Make changes to the preventative medicine protocol