Animal Forensics:

Site Evaluation

Site Evaluation

As with Veterinary Assessment and Forensic Examinations, site evaluations may or may not involve an animal, or their remains.

Experts are available to attend a range of sites, or crime scenes, to examine animals and their surroundings. This may include:

  • Triage, animal assessment, recovery and treatment.
  • Collection of samples and evidential material from animals on-site.
  • Evaluation of the site for animal needs and suitability for species (domestic, farmyard or agricultural).
  • Full documentation, including photography and videography.
  • Appropriate recovery, handling and packaging of evidential material.

In addition, a range of ecological (forensic) services is available, including:

  • (Forensic) entomology: Collection and assessment of insect material from carcasses and remains.
  • (Forensic) palynology: Collection and comparison of pollen and spores from soil, digging implements or vehicles, to identify or include/exclude a particular location.
  • Forensic botany: Assessment and collection of plant material, or site surveys, to identify or include/exclude a particular location.
  • (Forensic) sedimentology: Collection and comparison of soils and other geological materials, from sites, items or vehicles, to identify or include/exclude a particular location.
  • Forensic archaeology: Search and location of burial sites (animals and clandestine material), excavation and recovery of carcasses and remains.
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