Animal Cadaver Donation Center
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CUVET’s Animal Cadaver Donation Center
When our beloved pet that is like a family member dies, the last possible merit we could make together is to donate its body to the Faculty of Veterinary Science’s (CUVET’s) Animal Cadaver Donation Center to be studied by veterinary science students for the purpose of veterinary students’ education and research.
What kind of pets can be donated?
CUVET’s Animal Cadaver Donation Center accepts donations of all animals, regardless of age, breed, or size. Exotic animals and pets can also be donated. So far, the smallest animal that the owner has ever donated was a hamster. People also donated dwarf hedgehogs, prairie dogs, exotic snakes, and African snakehead, which is the largest animal ever received. Thai veterinary circles have never studied or had any knowledge about these animals’ anatomy before, so the donation was even more beneficial to the public
The animals that CANNOT be donated are those that died from diseases such as invasive cancer, or zoonotic diseases such as rabies and tuberculosis.
The pets that comprise the majority of cadavers
Veterinary science classes use “dog cadavers” the most (about 70-80 percent), followed by cats and other animals. The ideal dog cadavers are big dogs weighing about 15-25 kgs. because of their large organs which are visible. For cats, the most desirable size is about 3-5 kgs, but others are also acceptable.
Preparing the pet body for donation
As soon as the pet dies, the owner who wishes to donate must put their pet in a plastic bag to freeze it at 4 degrees Celsius, then bring it to the center within 24 hours after the pet has passed away. If not frozen immediately, or kept frozen longer than 24 hours, the body can still be donated, but some organs, such as digestive organs or intestines, may disintegrate and may not be useful to study.
Once the body has been prepared, contact the center, then bring the body to the 5th floor of the Small Animal Hospital Building. The staff will screen the pet history, its cause of death, history of vaccination, and serious infections. The owner fills out a Consent Form to hand over the animal body, and the process is done.
Storing the “Principals”
Qualified cadavers are preserved in a formalin-free, soft-body embalming fluid, then stored at a very low temperature.
Make merit for the “Principals”