Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2019)
Collection and detection of materials for veterolegal and chemical examination in case of poisoning: A short note
Author(s): Pankaj Kumar Patel, Anshuk Sharma, Brijesh Patel
Abstract: Accidental poisoning is the most frequently found in animals due to indiscriminate feeding habits. Intentional poisonings include those in which a potentially toxic agent was administered to an animal without intent of causing harm and those cases where the toxic agent was intended to cause harm to an animal (malicious poisoning). In general, cases of animal toxicity that are raised to the status of legal cases are not common, but these cases require thorough and detailed examination to fulfill the evidentiary requirements of the legal system. In veterolegal cases of suspected poisoning the chemical examination is helpful to find out actual cause of death.