Farm Animal Submissions
Farm Postmortem Submission Form
Avian submission form
Terms and conditions
Farmed livestock (including alpacas, cattle, deer, game birds, goats, llamas, pigs, poultry, rabbits, sheep and water buffalo) may be submitted for post-mortem examination subject to agreement between the referring veterinarian and the relevant duty pathologist.
If you wish to submit a livestock carcass please contact us
Some submissions will be investigated as part of a contract for surveillance of livestock diseases with the Animal & Plant Health Agency (for more information see the APHA’s Vet Gateway).
For livestock PMEs with APHA the area covered by Bristol Veterinary School is detailed in a map on the APHA website.
A postcode finder has also been published to help show the surveillance coverage area. Submissions within the coverage area may be subject to laboratory testing at no extra cost to the submitter.
Submissions can only be requested by the farm’s veterinary practice and must be agreed in advance with the duty pathologist.
To request submission:
- Contact us to discuss your case requirements (we’ll put you in touch with the duty pathologist)
- Once submission agreed, complete the Farm submission form (Office document, 66kB) electronically and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send the carcass to our address (details on our contact page)
- You must read the Download_terms_and_conditions (PDF, 141kB) of our service before proceeding