The Necropsy Effort
The Necropsy Effort is an ongoing project of The SUGAR Group. We strive to acquire data and surveys following a sugar glider's death in an effort to increase our knowledge base.
The Necropsy Effort strongly encourages owners to seek answers through a necropsy and histopathology following a sugar glider's death. In an effort to help with the costs of testing, we have worked together with our lab to provide the testing at low cost. The SUGAR Group absorbs some of this already low cost to provide you, the owner, with affordable testing rates.
The SUGAR Group has a program that will allow you to ship your sugar glider directly to us for necropsy. If you choose this option, your costs will be minimal ($0-65) and this will ensure that you have a full necropsy AND histopathology of a minimum of 5 tissues performed. These examinations will be performed by independent professionals at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab in Amarillo. Professionals who may work on your case include:
* Veterinary pathologists (perform all necropsy and harvesting of tissue samples)
* Practicing Veterinarian
You will receive a copy of both written reports and all your information will be kept confidential.
*** You have additional options. You can participate in the SUGAR Group's research without shipping your glider to the SUGAR Group. To find out your additional options, please contact Val directly at 806-395-0181.
For more information, or if you would like to participate in the program, Contact Val via the number listed above or our "Contact Us" page.
Please note - at this time we are unable to provide cremation services.
CURRENT PRICE LIST
for services provided by the SUGAR Group
(this does NOT include your shipping costs, which range $80-125)
Necropsy and Histopathology - $80
Histological testing of tissues only - $65
Necropsy, Histopathology and cremation (ashes returned to you) - NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
Necropsy, Histopathology and a square on the memorial quilt - $100
Necropsy, Histopathology, cremation and a square on the memorial quilt - NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
*prices current as of 02/01/16
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