These piccies are a record of a candidate who I witnessed whilst doing his DSC2 assesment and was the first deer of 3 that he shot with me on my leases.
This photograph shows the candidate inspecting for Foot and Mouth disease and he is looking for possible blisters inside the mouth
The Candidate has made the most important first incision to extract the gullet and shows the lie of the asophogus along with the trachia
The candidate has seperated the gullet from the trachia prior to making it secure
The candidate has tied of the gullet with stirile gut in two place prior to making the cut inbetween the two tie offs this secures the carcass from possible contamination that may remain in the gullet tract from the mouth and also any contaminants that may be forced back from the rumen during following processes.
The next stage the candidate has lifted the skin slightly and made the first incision this process is done by lifting the fleshy skin so as not to puncture the rumen, you will note he inserts two fingers in the stomach cavity and lifts slightly so he can continue the cut up to the sternum as an aid to not puncturing the rumen.
The Candidate has rolled the beast over onto its right hand side which aids removal of the internal organ and rumen
The candidate has identified the gullet where it attaches to the rumen prior to extraction sometimes this sticks to the side of the liver and needs easing away prior to extraction
The candidate has zip tied the urinary tract to prevent the carcass being contaminated
The candidate is inspecting the mesenteric glands in the viscera these are the beads shown itis important to make identification easier by placing the viscera cumberland sausage side down with smooth side up where they become more visible
The candidate has cut through the skin on the rear leg between the bone and hamstring and tied it up to a tree to aid further cleaning of the carcass
The Candidate is extracting the pluck containing the heart and lungs and trachia for further inspection
The candidate is inspecting the lobes of the liver for parasites and also the portal gland which is the white lump in the piccy
The candidate is inspecting part of the mediastinal nodes fro the lung tissue in his left hand
The candidate bagging the pluck, Note the clear through shot to the lung without expansion
The candidate inspects the partially cleaned carcass with kidneys left intact Note the entry shot hole on the beasts left side and exit hole on the right the bullet only expanded after passing through the lung after hitting bone on the exit wound
Candidate showing the Retropharyngeal nodes
Candidate inspecting the Submaxillary nodes for disease
Good job done and the Candidate cleaning his knife etc after the gralloch