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Recording and submitting specimen history data

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Abstract

Webster defines history as "a chronological record of significant events." In wildlife disease investigations, determining the history or background of a problem is the first significant step in establishing a diagnosis. You can greatly assist the diagnostic process by providing a thorough history with specimens yo submit. This information is also of value in understanding the natural history of disease outbreaks, and is difficult if not impossible to obtain after the event has occurred. Detailed field observations during the course of a die-off and investigation of significant events preceding it also provide valuable information on which to base corrective actions. Remember, the most helpful information is that which obtained at the time of the event by a sensitive and aware observer.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Recording and submitting specimen history data
Volume
1
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
First page:
1
Last page:
5
Number of Pages:
5