Most commonly, fish diagnostics do not require necropsy. Either visit the site, or ask the client to bring you a few live fish.
Follow this link to watch:
How to perform a gill biopsy and skin scrape
If you need to perform a necropsy, watch:
How to perform an autopsy of a fish for laboratory testing
For large fish, aseptically take a kidney swab, and then perform necropsy as per any other animal.
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DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
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