These piccies are the result of me witnessing a DSC2 candidate and is the evidence submitted and was the third beast shot during his few days with me, However this evidence will not be able to be counted as one of his ICR as the rules state that one of the ICR needs to be witnessed by a registered Accredited witness under the old blue portfolio system, which negates my ability to sign of the third stalk as I am only a credible witness.
1 The candidate indicates to me that the deer his dead as no reflex is seen or observed.
2 The candidate checks over the skin looking for external lumps or injuries or external parasites such as keds etc or warble fly
3. The candidate is checking inbetween the cleaves for any signs of blisters which would indicate possible foot and mouth disease.
4. The candidate is further checking inside the mouth looking for any sign of blisters that also would indicate foot and mouth disease.
5. The candidate is making the first incision to the throat to gain access to the asophogus and trachia
6. The Candidates extending the cut to seperate the attached muscle to the asophogus
7. Next the candidate has extricated the asophagus in preparation for it to be tied off. Note the spool of stirile waxed thread
8.-9-10-11 The osophogus was tied in two places with the waxed thread and cut inbetween which prevents
any food in the mouth or contents and bacteria from eminating from the gullet
12 The candidate pinches the skin on the abdomen and lift the skin away from the internal rumen and makes an incision which he takes up to the sternum taking great care in not puncturing the rumen during the procedure.
13. Shows the extent of the length of cut prior to the rumen and stomach contents being removed.
14. The candidate inspects the viscera placing the cumberland sausage side down which aids identification of the mesenteric nodes
15 As the shot was a little way back the liver had been damaged although the rumen was intact the carcass was acceptable to enter the food chain.