The California Postmortem Program: Leading the Way

Susan M Stover, Amanda Murray

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Abstract

The California Postmortem Program studies disease surveillance, discovers new causes of death, and develops new diagnostic methods for disease detection. It also informs directions for research focused on elucidating the etiopathogenesis of, and risk factors for, catastrophic fractures and other causes of death. Because most fatal injuries seem to be the acute culmination of a more chronic process, intervention and prevention of injuries is possible with enhanced knowledge of the etiopathogenesis of injuries and risk factors for injuries. These advances also would facilitate development of management strategies for injury prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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